Closed Bug 217150 Opened 18 years ago Closed 18 years ago
Firebird can't open .eml files or handle message/rfc822 MIME-type
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030715 Mozilla Firebird/0.6 Mac OS X 10.2.6 (see also bug 217118) Seamonkey could write files from the mailer, and they could be read in the browser. The same thing for everything with the message/rfc822 (for instance http://www.omnifarious.org/~hopper/bad.822 as mentioned in bug 217118). This was easy because Semonkey was both a browser and a mailer. With Firebird, it's a bit more difficult. It doesn't know how to parse message/rfc822 anymore, so it tells you to open it with an external application. But Thunderbird isn't the default handler for this MIME-type (bug 217149) yet. I don't think that we ever want to open the .eml files directly in Firebird (we would have to including the parser-routines from the mailer), but rfc822 could be routed to Thunderbird if bug 217149 is solved.
What exactly is the bug here? This is functionality which should be handled by the mail-client and not the browser. Therefore the bug you filed in Thunderbird is valid, this one is not. As you say, when bug 217149 is fixed in TB, it (or another mail application) will pick up these file-extensions and everything will be fine. -> INVALID. There's no need to duplicate this bug for firebird.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
*** Bug 260702 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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