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Encrypted emails?

Jon Chesterfield
Hi,

I'm seeing roughly one in five emails come through encoded. Example below. Some of these attract replies on the list, at which point I can read the quoted parts. What configuration am I missing?

Cheers,

Jon

Message: 3
Date: Tue, 22 May 2018 08:37:39 -0400
From: ?? Cloud Wu <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: Circular #include between lstate.h and ltm.h
To: Lua mailing list <[hidden email]>
Message-ID:
        <[hidden email]>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"

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Re: Encrypted emails?

Daniel Silverstone
On Wed, May 23, 2018 at 13:28:56 +0100, Jon Chesterfield wrote:
> I'm seeing roughly one in five emails come through encoded. Example below.
> Some of these attract replies on the list, at which point I can read the
> quoted parts. What configuration am I missing?

This is possibly a combination of mailman being old (We're looking at replacing
it with the newer mailman at some point) and likely going somewhere near digest
mode.

Either that, or your mail client being broken.

D.

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Re: Encrypted emails?

Coda Highland
In reply to this post by Jon Chesterfield
On Wed, May 23, 2018 at 7:28 AM, Jon Chesterfield
<[hidden email]> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'm seeing roughly one in five emails come through encoded. Example below.
> Some of these attract replies on the list, at which point I can read the
> quoted parts. What configuration am I missing?
>
> Cheers,
>
> Jon

That's not encrypted, that's just base64-encoded, usually because the
message contains non-ASCII characters (Cloud Wu's name, most likely).
It's most likely your mail client not recognizing the format and
failing to render it properly.

/s/ Adam