Hi Scott, Thanks for your explanation of how =20's are made. Which choice should an email list use when we send and receive messages. For example, when we go tools, options, send, HTML Settings, we will see the window : MINE message format, Encode Text using: and our choices are: None, Quoted Printable, Base 64. Which one do we use? What does Base 64 do? Carl ----- Original Message ----- From: Scott McNay To: trapper Sent: Monday, December 30, 2002 10:55 PM Subject: [pcductape] Re: 20's Quoted-Printable has generally been replaced by MIME-Coded. Some systems have trouble handling Quoted-Printable properly. If it gets mangled, as in Sandi's case (those three lines at the top of her messages SHOULD have been in the header -- apparently a blank line was inserted before those three lines), then the receiving end will not be able to re-create the message correctly. Quoted-Printable not only breaks long lines by putting an equal sign at the end, it also converts certain characters that may not make it through the system properly. As you've seen, sometime it'll convert a space to "=20". The 20 is hexadecimal; in decimal it is 32, which is the ASCII value for a space. The "=3D" is decimal 61, which is the ASCII value for an equal sign. Since Printed-Quotable uses equal signs, then any equal signs in the message MUST be quoted in order to prevent problems on the receiving end.
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