Django overrides the default email charset behaviour for utf-8
|Reported by:||Simon Blanchard||Owned by:||Ramiro Morales|
|Has patch:||yes||Needs documentation:||no|
|Needs tests:||no||Patch needs improvement:||yes|
Description (last modified by )
# Don't BASE64-encode UTF-8 messages so that we avoid unwanted attention from # some spam filters. Charset.add_charset('utf-8', Charset.SHORTEST, Charset.QP, 'utf-8')
The above bit of code in django.core.mail overrides the standard Python behaviour for utf-8 in the Python email module. It would be better to set the charset by calling set_charset() on the Message before sending if needed rather than a global override. This behaviour and assumption is not documented anywhere in Django as far as I can tell. I think this is a case of the framework being a bit too clever. Not everyone using Django is using the django email sending methods nor wants Django to (silently) change the system defaults.
For example, I use the standard Python email sending methods and was expecting the Python lib to behave as advertised but the encoding of my utf-8 messages kept coming out quoted-printable because of the override above.
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|Owner:||changed from Susan Tan to Ramiro Morales|