Cabarete - all things being equal

From: Ken Poulton (
Date: Wed Feb 25 1998 - 00:57:35 PST

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Subject: Cabarete - all things being equal
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Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit has tried twice to post about Cabarete and his message has
been mangled both times, like this:

  I'll try again to send this story. I hope the format is ledgible this ti=
  me.=0A=0AIn a message dated 2/17/98 4:27:32 PM, you wrote:=0A=0A<<Hello, =
  I'm going to cabarete (Dominican Republic) and wanted to hear from=0Aothe=
  r who might have been there.>>=0A=0AThe trip to DR was one of the most ex=
  citing in my life.

The problem is that the TWavo's mailer wants to use a MIME format but the
listserv software is not passing on these two message header lines:

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

Personally, I feel that brain-damaged software that does MIME encoding
for simple text messages should be euthanized, but maybe there are
simpler solutions than trying to hold back the rising tide of software
mediocrity singlehanded. I can see two possibilities:

    Find some way to configure "X-Mailer: AOL 3.0 for Mac sub 78" to not do
    the MIME encoding.

    Configure listserv to pass the &*%^% MIME Content-* headers?
    This won't help people without MIME-capable mail readers, of course.

I have gone ahead and reconfigured listserv to pass the Content-* headers.
I'll repost TWavo's message and hope that it works for most people.
Let me know (NOT the whole list) if it still isn't working for you
or if you have a better solution.

I do want find out what happened in Cabarete...


Ken Poulton

"Look out for #1. Don't step in #2."

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