Mail Wrapping

Matthias Apitz guru at
Sat Aug 14 15:55:44 CEST 2010

El día Saturday, August 14, 2010 a las 03:41:06PM +0200, Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller escribió:

> So Apple Mail *is* correclty sending wrapped lines according to RFC.
> I do not excactly know what the rules are to interpret the = signs at the
> end of the line. I guess it has to do with 
> Mime-Version: 1.0 (Apple Message framework v1081)
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
> Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
> A little more search shows this comes from RFC 2045 (MIME) on page 19 (Soft Line Breaks).
> From this I conclude that the mails my client sends are correct (according
> to the standard).
> So it appears to me that we are trying to treat a corectly implemented
> feature as a bug because there is some habit of expecting that lines
> are always *displayed* with wrapping (even if they are sent as non-wrapped
> lines using MIME quoted-printable). But I may be missing something.
> If somebody can point me to the RFC that *requires* that lines must
> be *visibly* wrapped by the sender so that no client ever shows
> long lines, I am happy to file a bug report for Apple Mail (wouldn't
> be the first one :).
> If there is no such RFC, please report bugs for your clients that
> don't wrap long (MIME encoded) lines they receive to the width of
> the display window.

2.1 User Guidelines

2.1.1 For mail:
- Limit line length to fewer than 65 characters and end a line
  with a carriage return.

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