Do autoresponders support Russian characters?

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Yes.

An autoresponder works by sending out an email in response to any emails which arrive (including emails forwarded or redirected). It usually is set up to respond to any address only once per day although you can alter this response rate. Emails are sent in plain text with no special encoding.

In order to use alternate charsets, the proper headers must be added so that both the sending and receiving clients and servers can properly interpret the information they are being given. In the admin interface for the users autoresponder you will find a section called “Header Clause” that will accept input. This section is not available to the end user, only the administrator. This is the section into which the additional header information should be added.

The header fields you need to add are as follows:

MIME-Version: 1.0

Content-type: text/plain; charset=windows-1251

Once included, this will enable Russian characters to be correctly displayed in the automatic email response. If you are editing the auto.txt file directly for the user, please use the following format in the auto.txt file only (do not use this format in the interface):

-MIME-Version: 1.0

-Content-type: text/plain; charset=windows-1251

Followed by a blank line

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Keywords:character Russain autoresponder

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