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Using the JMailer class, it possible to easily send out a mail using the Joomla API. One of the options I don't know too much about is the encoding part:

$mailer = JFactory::getMailer();
$mailer->Encoding = 'base64';

What is the benefit of using this?

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This encoding is designed to make binary data survive transport through transport layers that are not 8-bit clean, such as mail bodies.

Base64-encoded data takes about 33% more space than the original data.

Example:

<?php
  $str = 'This is an encoded string';
  echo base64_encode($str);
?>

Result:

VGhpcyBpcyBhbiBlbmNvZGVkIHN0cmluZw==

Source: http://php.net/manual/en/function.base64-encode.php

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