[pcductape] Re: 20's

  • From: "Carl" <ctm007@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 10:16:21 -0600

Now, I do too. :-)

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Pam
  To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Sent: Tuesday, December 31, 2002 9:00 AM
  Subject: [pcductape] Re: 20's

  I use None.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of
    Sent: Tuesday, December 31, 2002 6:03 AM
    To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Subject: [pcductape] Re: 20's

    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
    Which one do we use?    What does Base 64 do?

      ----- 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      Quoted-Printable has generally been replaced by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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