On Fri, 2 Aug 2002 17:45:11 +0200 Frans Zijm <email@example.com> wrote:
> I want to use the mailinglist to send binaries.
> But the approval message is plain text and the attachments are embedded
> the message and therefor unuseful.
> Is this normal practise?
yes. the attachments should have been mime encoded, and probably converted
to base 64 for transport.
email is a text media, and binaries can't reasonably be transported without
conversion to an intermediate text representation (e.g., base 64).
you should try approving such a message and see if the folks at the other
end can unpack it before you panic.
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