Open Bug 19352 Opened 21 years ago Updated 11 years ago

MIME support for content-transfer-encoding: binary


(MailNews Core :: MIME, enhancement)

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(Not tracked)


(Reporter: phil, Unassigned)


(Keywords: helpwanted)

Turns out that S/MIME v3 requires implementers to support
content-transfer-encoding: binary. We don't support this at all, so we won't
interoperate with anyone who sends us a signature part in binary encoding.

Note that in order to work with SMTP, the (8-bit) binary part must be enclosed
in another (7-bit) base64 encoded part.

Although the main reason to implement this part of the MIME spec is for S/MIME,
the change would really be in the core MIME code, not in the crypto-specific
S/MIME work

Not sure when we'll be able to get to this, but we'll need it in order to have a
conforming S/MIME v3 implementation.
Keywords: helpwanted
Summary: [HELP WANTED] MIME support for content-transfer-encoding: binary → MIME support for content-transfer-encoding: binary
Product: MailNews → Core
Filter on "Nobody_NScomTLD_20080620"
QA Contact: lchiang → mime
Product: Core → MailNews Core
Priority: P3 → --
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