On Mon, Oct 18, 2004 at 07:54:18PM -0700, Roger B.A. Klorese wrote:
> Omar Thameen wrote:
> > If anyone cares, the problem was that the signature delimiting string
> > that we were using, "--+--" , was causing Hotmail display the message
> > with 7bit encoded characters, regardless the encoding defined in the
> > message headers.
> Then perhaps you should actually use the RFC-compliant signature
> delimiter, two dashes (-) followed by one space followed by a newline.
That's not a bad idea, though it doesn't excuse Hotmail's inability to
display the messages.
The problems I see are:
- I've only been able to find references to "-- " being a convention
stemming from usenet, not a requirement (RFC 2646, 3676).
- In practice, very few people/ISPs are using signatures so delimited.
- Though I did say "signature", I meant to refer to the mandatory
list unsubscribe information we append (which we want to strip
out for archives). Perhaps it's better called a "trailer", with
signatures remaining the superfluous information provided by the