Why no yEnc support?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Lorne Smith, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. Lorne Smith

    Lorne Smith Guest

    So, why does Vista Mail not support yEnc? People have been wanting Outlook
    Express to support this fairly old, and VERY common, usenet encoding method
    for a LONG time, and the latest version, now named Vista Mail, was the
    perfect opportunity to include it.

    So, WHY have they chosen to ignore this widely used standard? I fail to
    understand what possible reasoning they could have to ignore it, especially
    when almost every other newsreader out there DOES.
    Lorne Smith, Oct 23, 2006
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  2. Jim Pickering, Oct 23, 2006
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  3. Lorne Smith

    Lorne Smith Guest

    Fair enough.... It's not perfect, and it has problems... But still, that
    doesn't alter the fact that since those documents were written (Thanks for
    the links BTW), yEnc pretty much HAS become a de facto standard and is
    widely used on the internet.

    It may not be pretty, but it's used everywhere, so why not add it in? Other
    newsreaders manage too, and I've never had problems with them... I just
    prefer the way OE does things...
    Lorne Smith, Oct 23, 2006
  4. I think that historically, the OE dev team has gotten enough complaints
    about how Outlook Express fails to comply with existing standards as
    outlined in the RFCs, that they are naturally reluctant to insert anything
    new into any mail application until it has a large body of standards for how
    it should work. And that comment would apply to Windows Mail, WLMD and the
    current web only product Windows Live mail.

    Now if you want to rail about stupidity, how about going after the wise guys
    who came up with those names?
    Jim Pickering, MVP, Windows Mail Apps
    Please deliver feedback to the newsgroup, so that others can be helped.
    Jim Pickering, Oct 24, 2006
  5. Lorne Smith

    skon Guest

    I agree 100%. yEnc is an absolute need in news groups. It's the standard and
    has been for a couple of years now.

    skon, Oct 27, 2006
  6. That's just the trouble: There hasn't been a standard adopted.
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Oct 27, 2006
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