>I doubt that it is Majordomo doing this. It doesn't care at all what is
>actually in the subject; it just passes it on. More likely is is some MTA
>along the way which, in order to be compliant with Internet standards, is
>coercing the header into a MIME encoding format.
Actually, I also have mailing lists whre users send text in Spanish (using
characters with accute accents), and I have noticed that, while the messages
pass through unaltered, when they are saved to the archive or to the digest
then the special charactes are mapped to "=nn" sequences.
This would leade me to believe that there is something in the Majordomo
source, or perhaps even something in the behavior of PERL, which maps high
ASCII characters to some escape sequence (pressumably to keep the body of
the message all "text").