Bug 79929

Summary: Include an option to force 8-bit sending of mail (kmail/kio_smtp)
Product: [Applications] kmail Reporter: John Zaitseff <j.zaitseff>
Component: sendingAssignee: kdepim bugs <kdepim-bugs>
Severity: wishlist CC: ana, luigi.toscano
Priority: NOR    
Version: unspecified   
Target Milestone: ---   
Platform: Debian testing   
OS: Linux   
Latest Commit: Version Fixed In:

Description John Zaitseff 2004-04-19 06:01:25 UTC
Version:            (using KDE KDE 3.2.2)
Installed from:    Debian testing/unstable Packages

This wishlist item applies to both kmail and kio_smtp.  Please duplicate as appropriate.

KDE Bug #77058 highlights the fact that not all mail servers support the 8BITMIME capability, even though they themselves are 8-bit clean.  I suggest adding the following options to KMail's Settings >> Configure KMail, Network, Sending tab, Message Property field:

* Add a "Force 8-bit" option; this should override kio_smtp's code for selecting or not selecting 8-bit mode.  Appropriate warnings should be present in the KMail handbook.

* Change "Allow 8-bit" to try 8-bit mode (by checking for 8BITMIME) and, if that fails, to automatically re-encode the mail to quoted-printable or base64 and send.

* Make "MIME Compliant" to always send in quoted-printable or base64 mode, even if the mail server supports 8BITMIME.

If the KMail/kio_smtp maintainers are agreeable, I can probably hack up some code.  I don't want to do the work only to find the concept is not acceptable!  I suggest something like this is rather urgently required, perhaps even for KDE 3.2.3 (the current situation is not really appropriate).
Comment 1 Myriam Schweingruber 2012-08-18 07:51:03 UTC
Thank you for your feature request. Kmail1 is currently unmaintained so we are closing all wishes. Please feel free to reopen a feature request for Kmail2 if it has not already been implemented.
Thank you for your understanding.
Comment 2 Luigi Toscano 2012-08-19 00:53:22 UTC
Instead of creating a new feature request, please confirm here if the wishlist is still valid for kmail2.