Mozilla sends out quoted-printable encoded "plain text" mails by default. Unfortunately, they aren't that "plain", i.e. English text is inconvient to read and German text is nearly unreadable. What's wrong with "7bit"/"8bit"?
Are we talking about the body or the headers? There's a bunch of complicated prefs and logic for this. I bet rhp knows it best. As I remember, the 4.x defaults are QP for 8bit headers, but not for bodies.
I was talking about the body, but the same holds true for the subject. At least from a usage point of view, I don't know about the technical problems in details. Shouldn't SMTP treat headers and the body the same? What was the reason, 4.x made the difference? Does it still exist (some time passed until 4.0 release)?
Yes, we do default to QP, but if you set the pref "mail.strictly_mime" to false, then it will override the default. - rhp
reassign to rhp
Ok, defaults to FALSE now. - rhp
Rich, subjects are still encoded.
Headers must be encoded if they are not 7 bit data.
I don't see this being fixed. When I create a new profile, it is still initially set to QP.
Reopening. Ben, when you think a bug has not been fixed, please reopen it so we don't lose that valuable information.
Ben, What is set to quoted printable? I've reviewed this and it seems to work fine for me. - rhp
Sorry, I just tested this and it seems to work for me. Can we have someone in QA test this? - rhp
Suresh - can you help to verify this bug?
Discussed this with rhp. Re-opening the bug.
I just downloaded the latest nightly (to ensure, that there's no corelation with my local changes to the prefs pane). I still see QP being default Reproduce: 1. ./mozilla -ProfileManager 2. Create new Profile 3. Open Prefs|Mailnews|Messages 4. Look at "For outgoing msgs"|"Send msgs that use 8-bit chars" Actual result: "Using the "quoted printable" MIME encoding" is activated Expected result: "As is" is activated
I see what is going on...default prefs file...I will change the body to not default to QP. - rhp
Changed the default value in the mailnews.js file. - rhp
The default value for the pref "mail.strictly_mime" is set to false and is reflected in the prefs panel when you create a new profile. Not adding vtrunk because of preBranch fix. Marking Verified Fixed. WinNT 2000102008 Mac 2000102008 Linux 2000102009