Re: Grimm shift as starting point of "Germanic"

From: Miguel Carrasquer Vidal
Message: 55355
Date: 2008-03-17

On Sun, 16 Mar 2008 23:57:11 -0000, "tgpedersen"
<tgpedersen@...> wrote:

Just to complain about Yahoo Groups...

What I see is:


The headers say:

User-Agent: eGroups-EW/0.82
X-Mailer: Yahoo Groups Message Poster

so I'm assuming Torsten is using the Yahoo web interface for

The message is sent as multipart/alternative (text + HTML).
The MIME-headers of the first part state:

Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

The first line is a lie, as Torsten clearly was posting in
UTF-8. The second line is an abomination, but I don't want
to go into that right now.

The headers for the HTML part are the same:

Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

When I send a message, Forté Agent (which is what I use out
of habit, although Unicode is not one of its strongest
point) *does* correctly insert the appropriate headers
("text/plain; charset=UTF-8"). However, as I gathered from
Marius' complaints, the Yahoo Groups Message Poster ignores
that, and displays gibberish like the above.

Worse, all e-mails are sent to me as multipart/alternative,
with a bloated and unnecessary HTML section appended.

Can something be done about this?

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal