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Re: [anti-spam-wg] Imaged spam

  • To: "patrick@localhost" patrick@localhost
  • From: Gert Doering gert@localhost
  • Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 11:29:34 +0200
  • Cc: peter h peter@localhost, anti-spam-wg@localhost
  • Comment: DomainKeys? See
  • Domainkey-signature: a=rsa-sha1; q=dns; c=nofws; s=testkey;; b=C7y1g2Ldgaqp35mzJDjVcgxgQ20xBaH/Yv1+Gzu1obt4CSLSnUkV8RSgUVRjYpIt ;


On Mon, Aug 21, 2006 at 09:09:54AM +0200, patrick@localhost wrote:
> This is why MIME is invented. The receiver sees the content in the form 
> (s)he wishes.

Au contraire.  

The receiver has to adapt to whatever the sender has switched on in his
mail client.  And if the receiver can't view the specific format, he
just can't see the mail.

(Yes, the *idea* is that MIME/multipart will give you the same content
as text and as HTML - but in practice, most of the times, the text part
is non-existant, or empty.  Furthermore, you have no way of knowing 
whether the content is really identical...)

Gert Doering
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