Re: [Jmap] the large email (attachment) problem

John Levine <johnl@taugh.com> Mon, 02 August 2021 19:58 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Jmap] the large email (attachment) problem
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It appears that Neil Jenkins  <neilj@fastmailteam.com> said:
>I *think* the bootstrap problem can be solved if most clients support multiple MIME parts correctly (which I think they probably must, because Apple's clients often
>produce bodies like that). You have something like this:
>
>multipart/mixed
>    text/html *(The message body)*
>    multipart/alternative
>        text/html *(HTML representation of attachments, just like current G Drive etc.)*
>        message/external-body *(For external attachment aware clients)*

I suppose, but if the HTML fits in the message, what's the point of the external version other
than to debug your MUA?

R's,
John