[kdepim-users] KMail encoding in base64

Stefan Roese stefan.roese at gmail.com
Fri Jul 17 06:33:05 BST 2009

Hi Ingo,

On Thursday 16 July 2009 22:36:42 Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> On Thursday 16 July 2009, Stefan Roese wrote:
> > I just noticed that KMail sometimes encodes my mails (replies to some
> > mailing list mails) with base64. I haven't found out yet when and why
> > this is happening though.
> >
> > Does anybody know why this is happening (the original mail I'm
> > replying to is not base64 encoded)
> KMail uses certain heuristics to determine whether the message should be
> base64 encoded or quoted-printable encoded. In my experience, base64 is
> chosen if the message is pretty short and contains a few non-ASCII
> characters (i.e. umlauts, accented letters, etc.).
> > and how to prevent KMail from doing this?
> Why do you want to prevent KMail from doing so?

Because it's not allowed to send such mails to some mailing lists (e.g. u-
boot: http://www.denx.de/en/Software/MailingLists).

So is there currently no chance to prevent this base64 encoding in KMail?


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