It seems that 8bit-options are off (enable-8bit-esmtp-negotiation,
enable-8bit-nntp-posting) in the default pine.conf by default.
Is this by design?
Without those, special characters like umlauts will be encoded with
It's by the design of the pine developers. QP is a standard for mail (yes, I've
certainly hated it a couple of times (I'm Norwegian)), and what is used in news
varies. In Norway, QP is considered a bad thing on news, but it's supposedly
It's by design of the pine developers. QP has been a standard in mail for many
years now, and should't be a problem. As for news, what is used varies by
country (in Norway, QP on news is bad) - but then, pine is a very poor
I've added the options, and they'll end up in Raw Hide.