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Re: Alternatives to VM for mail



From: Lukas Loehrer <listaddr1@gmx.net>
Subject: Re: Alternatives to VM for mail
Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2006 10:35:31 +0100

> Tim Cross writes ("Alternatives to VM for mail"):
> >The reason I am asking is that I've
> > been having some problems with VMs ability to read some MIME messages
> 
> Hi Tim,
> 
> Make sure you use perl for decoding/encoding mime messages in VM . The
> built in support or "mimedecode" do not work reliably anymore.
> Somehting like:
> 
> (setq
>  vm-mime-base64-decoder-program "/usr/bin/perl"
>  vm-mime-base64-decoder-switches '("-MMIME::Base64" "-ne" "print decode_base64($_)")
>  vm-mime-base64-encoder-program "/usr/bin/perl"
>  vm-mime-base64-encoder-switches '("-MMIME::Base64" "-ne" "print encode_base64($_)")
>  vm-mime-qp-decoder-program "/usr/bin/perl"
>  vm-mime-qp-decoder-switches '("-MMIME::QuotedPrint" "-ne" "print decode_qp($_)")
>  vm-mime-qp-encoder-program "/usr/bin/perl"
>  vm-mime-qp-encoder-switches '("-MMIME::QuotedPrint" "-ne" "print encode_qp($_)")
>  )
> 
> I think I got this from the Debian README for the vm package.
> 
Hi Lukas,

yep, I've been using the perl based decoders for some time now. In
Debian, the mime-codecs package which contained the ones which use to
be part of VM was discontinued a while back. 

Your correct on where you saw the details for the perl
decoders/encoders for VM, thats where I found out about the perl based
ones as well.

regards,

Tim

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