Email line lengths
Thu, 08 Oct 1998 21:22:18 +1000
At 15:05 08/10/98 +0930, Glen Turner wrote:
> Being able to run multiple clients is a huge
> advantage. For example, our e-mail system has a HTML
> IMAP reader. So I can read my e-mail from a web
> browser at any Internet cafe. And I can use the IMAP
> reader built into a PDA, as well as the IMAP reader on
> my desktop. All without scattering my e-mail archives
> across dozens of machines.
Amen!!! If I was gauche enough to send formatted email to link, there
would be a lot of formatting on that word. Some ISPs are thankfully
running a certain Messaging Server which allows POP3, IMAP4 and web based
interfaces to the same mailbox.
However some IT departments (including one close to my recent experience)
have security concerns about IMAP. How well founded are these? IMAP looks
like such a sensible solution.
This thread was about line wrapping. Some forms of digital signature,
including I think PGP, wrap the line before signature to prevent the
signature becoming invalid through wrapping by the email client after
signature. Is there a connection between wrapping and authentication?
General Manager, Legal and Regulatory
National Office for the Information Economy
CANBERRA ACT AUSTRALIA