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Email alarms are sent in text/plain with HTML entities



15 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: Vincent Lefevre, Unassigned)





15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux ppc; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030619
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux ppc; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030619

Email alarms are sent in text/plain with HTML entities corresponding to UTF-8
bytes. This is nonsense.

Reproducible: Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create an event with a "é" in the title and an email alarm.
2. Wait for the email alarm.
3. Open the corresponding message in your MUA.

Actual Results:  
I get a message with the following headers:

Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii; format=flowed
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

and in the body, for the "é" character: é

Expected Results:  
One should get a message with a charset sufficient to display the necessary
characters (e.g. iso-8859-1 in the above case, or more generally utf-8).
A text/html with charset=us-ascii would work, but text/plain messages are better
(well, this could be configurable).

Comment 1

14 years ago
New contact from mikep@oeone.com to mostafah@oeone.com
Filter on string OttawaMBA to get rid of these messages. 
Sorry for the spam.
Assignee: mikep → mostafah

Comment 2

14 years ago
well this is old, but next time you file a bug try to reproduce, can you tell us
if this still exists in current (much newer) Calendar Build, (addint accent
marks on text for me is extreamly tedious).

Comment 3

13 years ago
I confirm this old bug on most recent calendar (but no dup found). 

I tried to work on this bug a long time ago without success. At this period, I
observed that the behavior of some HTML Mozilla function were not consistant
with the documentation (a bug ?).
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: Macintosh → All

Comment 4

13 years ago
Yea, it still exists, at least with German special characters. Where ä ö ü
should be I get nonsense along the lines of "ä" or similar. Makes the damn
things nigh unreadable.


12 years ago
QA Contact: gurganbl → general
Reassigning all automatically assigned bugs from Mostafa to nobody@m.o

Bugspam filter: TorontoMostafaMove
Assignee: mostafah → nobody
Support for email alarms was removed when we desupported the old calendar extension.

If we add such support back to Sunbird and/or Lightning and we have this bug again, it can be reopened.

Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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