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Sending strange characters in JavaMail

Farakh khan
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Joined: Mar 22, 2008
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I written a program by using javaMail API but when am sending mail in English language I receive in readable shape but when am sending mail in Arabic then am receiving strange characters. What should I do?

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Rob Spoor
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Change the charset you are using. I believe the charset is part of the content type in emails. For instance, from one of my own emails:

Just use the same for your emails but then of course with a charset that supports Arabic characters.

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Pat Farrell
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Is it really as simple as setting the charset?

Do the RFC's allow non-ASCII in the headers?

I assume that non-ASCII bodies are simply converted as MIME-parts during transport.
Paul Clapham
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Pat Farrell wrote:Do the RFC's allow non-ASCII in the headers?


Yes, they do. And JavaMail takes care of implementing the complicated escaping that the RFCs require.
Pat Farrell
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Paul Clapham wrote: JavaMail takes care of implementing the complicated escaping that the RFCs require.

I bet is quite complicated.

In the olden days, when I spoke RFC, the headers had to be 8-bit clean. And they really wanted 7 bit US ASCII.

Guess the Internet really is international.
 
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