User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020826 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020826 When a msg with an attachment is forwarded, the recipient of said message will *not* see the original e-mail well-seperated from the (forwarding) sender's comments. (Behavior reproduced in Mozilla v1.1 for Win32) Typically (when using "forward messages as attachment" mode), forwarded messages will be displayed with the forwarder's comments, then a seperator, followed by header info w/the original Subject, From, Date and To lines. However, if the forwarded message contains an attachment the recipient of the forwarded message does *not* see this information! When a forwarded msg w/attachment is received, the forwarder's comments will *immediately* precede the original mail's text, w/o any seperator or other indication (in the mail body) that the msg was forwarded. Thus, the recipient is not able to distinguish the contents of the original message from the forwarder's comments. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Create a new mail message with a line of text, and add a small binary attachment (~44kb, for example) 2.Send this msg to yourself. 3.When msg is received, *forward* it to yourself - add some comment text (e.g., "Forwarding this message") 4.When the forwarded msg is received, you'll see that your comments will be *immediately* precede the original mail's text, w/o any seperator or other indication (in the mail body) that the msg was forwarded. Actual Results: Problem was reproduced. Expected Results: The display of the forwarded msg w/attachment is different than that of a forwarded msg *without* attachments; in the latter case, the receipient of the forwarded msg sees the original e-mail text seperated from the (forwarding) sender's comments, along with header details about the original message.
Some more information on this - it looks like the buggy behavior described only occurs when the attachment(s) size exceeds a certain threshold. For instance, attaching a 17kb file does not cause the behavior ... but a 30kb (or larger) *does*! I don't know what the exact size threshold is, but any file larger than 30kb should allow the problem to be recreated.
QA Contact: yulian → stephend
This bug occurs in the latest 1.3 alpha as well, Windows 2000 OS. It's a show-stopper for forwarding any sort of large attachment. The recipient gets a message full of mime characters that are not encoded properly. Happens on ALL systems tested! It also occurs in Netscape 7.
I am not seeing this bug in 1.5 Final. I assume reporter is using Forward As Attachment, as an Inline forward would never exhibit this problem. Ali Shamsi, is this bug still a problem for you? Have you upgraded to a newer version of Mozilla?
No response from reporter; =>WFM Ali Samshi, if this bug is still a problem for you, feel free to reopen.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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