[ic] Pet peeve, help if you can

Mike Heins mikeh@minivend.com
Sat, 30 Sep 2000 11:58:45 -0400

Why does Windows do lousy stuff like:

X-Mailer: Internet Mail Service (5.5.2448.0)
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="windows-1252"

??? There is no charset with that name in the standard ISO

What the heck is "Internet Mail Service"? Is that Microsoft Exchange?
Are they intent on nickel-and-diming us all to death with their lack
of standards compliance? Is this yet another divide/conquer embrace/extend
attempt? Or just not caring?

If you can, the mail list archiving program would like it very much if you
would stick to Internet standards. It is getting slow, building
a good mail archive and index for 10,000+ messages. Constant exception
handling doesn't help.

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