[Users] Poorly-wrapped text when viewed in external editor

Jeremy Nicoll jn.ml.clwm.729 at letterboxes.org
Wed Dec 6 20:07:35 CET 2017

On Wed, 6 Dec 2017, at 18:42, Victoria Stuart (VictoriasJourney.com)
> I see these messages are archived by month
> (http://lists.claws-mail.org/pipermail/users/); my update above is in
> response to my thread in July 2017:
> http://lists.claws-mail.org/pipermail/users/2017-July/019762.html

I think you're seeing a 'problem' that isn't actually there.  The "badly 
formatted" data isn't meant to be read directly by a human being; 
instead it's packaged up (in this case as Quoted-Printable) so that it 
can be sent properly across an email network.  It is not meant to be

Any mail client should show you the unpacked data, formatted 
within its capabilities.

Possibly the question that should really be asked is why plain text
has been packed as Quoted-Printable.  It's likely to happen if that
text contains any of the following: accented letters, hard spaces, 
sexed opening & closing quotes, ligatures etc - all characters NOT 
supported by basic email systems.

It's a bit like someone saving a webpage, then opening the html in
a text editor and wondering why it doesn't look like it does in a 
Jeremy Nicoll - my opinions are my own.

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