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uuencode not good enough?

In article <CGqH0G.Br@rec.com>, Andrew Beattie <gaffer@rec.com> wrote:
>I've been trying to mail a binary to someone in Norway.  [...]
>                                                    Is there a version
>of uuencode (or similar) that uses a smaller character set, to
>avoid this problem, or some other way to safeguard against it?

The MIME standard encoding, base64, is similar to uuencode but was
designed to be invulnerable to all known mail munging.  In particular,
the character set used is invariant across all versions of ISO 646 and
EBCDIC.

See part II of the comp.mail.mime FAQ for pointers to standalone base64
encoders, as well as fully-fledged MIME mail user agents.

Tim.
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Tim Goodwin | "I suspect that this lack of specificity is either insane or
PIPEX Ltd   | brilliant, but I could be wrong...." - Nathaniel Borenstein.

Original headers:

From: tim@pipex.net (Tim Goodwin)
Newsgroups: uk.net,no.net
Subject: Re: uuencode not good enough?
Date: 19 Nov 1993 13:40:32 -0000
Organization: PIPEX Ltd, Cambridge, UK
Message-ID: <2ciicg$6pe@tank.pipex.net>
References: <CGqH0G.Br@rec.com>

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