[svlug] Email length

Derek J. Balling dredd at megacity.org
Mon May 15 12:33:54 PDT 2000


At 09:44 AM 5/15/00 -0700, Emmanuel-Robert Mayssat wrote:
>A better way to enforce 76 char/line would be to configure the MTA
>( mail server ) to do the job.

No. An MTA must _NEVER_ dick with the contents of the message. The MTA does 
not know what standard is necessary for the content contained within, nor 
SHOULD it care. It is a TRANSPORT agent, just as the acronym states. It has 
nothing to do with CONTENT whatsoever.







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