My emails are unreadable in the archives
From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 23:17:25 +0100 (BST)
I have noticed in the email archives that my emails from this address are not displayed properly. See, for example, a message in the Haxx archive <http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2012-08/0169.shtml> and in the Apache archive <http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/subversion-dev/201208.mbox/%3C1344997351.20750.YahooMailNeo%40web87704.mail.ir2.yahoo.com%3E>.
Technically, it looks like there is not just a single problem, but a combination of two or more issues. It looks like Yahoo Web Mail is over-zealous(and perhaps wrong, I'm not sure)in encoding the message text, in end-of-line handling at least, and both of these archives seem to be weak (and perhaps broken, I'm not sure) at decoding it, in different ways. I blame both Yahoo for not being conservative in what it sends, and the archives for not being liberal in what they understand. I won't hold my breath for
Yahoo to fix their end, and while in theory I could help improve the
open-source archive software, I don't plan to.
Mainly I want to apologize for the inconvenience, and to say that I am looking to stop using this email interface ASAP. Unfortunately I've been using it for nearly a year now.
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