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Re: [vox-tech] OT: gzip support on windows/mac
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Re: [vox-tech] OT: gzip support on windows/mac

Thanks everyone for your input. I will try sending out gzipped files for
a while and see how it goes. Will typical e-mail clients on non-OSS
platforms know how to invoke the appropriate decompressor, assuming that
is it installed and the MIME type of the attached file is appropriately
set? I don't want to field complaints that "the file you sent doesn't do
expeted things when I doubleclick it". (Vaguely related complaint: it
appears that windows e-mail clients often don't care about MIME, judging
from the number of times I have received PDFs and other very standard
types of files with their MIME type as 'application/octet-stream'. It
would be cool if Mutt would try harder to identify such files, since
'application/octet-stream' seems to be a reliable indicator that the
supplied MIME type is bogus and should be ignored.)

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