Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 90729
sendmail should default to charset utf-8
Last modified: 2007-03-27 00:03:45 EDT
This is a rather complex problem but I think sendmail is the place to fix it.
If you use (vixie-) cron (at probably as well) and the outputs of your jobs include non-ASCII
characters (e. g. umlauts), they are not declared and therefore cannot be displayed properly in
Instead of tweaking cron, at and the dozens of other components who make use of sendmail, I
would suggest to change latter's behaviour:
*If* there is no "Content-Type" header
*and* there are characters > 127 in the input,
*then* add a "Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8" header.
This is not something I would change for Red Hat Linux. please talk to the
upstream sendmail people if you want to get this in.
Florian La Roche