Closed Bug 217892 Opened 16 years ago Closed 9 years ago

Problem canceling news-messages when using non-ASCII-characters in long names ("From:"- Header)


(MailNews Core :: Networking: NNTP, defect)

Windows XP
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(Not tracked)



(Reporter: Andre.Helbig, Unassigned)


(Keywords: qawanted)

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624

Normally I use a quite long name in newsgroups, which is
André "THamTHon" Helbig and as Emailadress.

When I post a message with these values I get the follwing "From"-line in my

From: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?=22Andr=E9_=5C=22THamTHon=5C=22_Helbig=22?=

(The From-line is wrapped in 2 lines)

If I try to cancel this Message I get "This message does not appear to be from

If I use a shorter name with non-ASCII-characters or a longer name without
non-ASCII-charcters, this problem does not occur. 

For example: "André Helbig" results in 

From: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Andr=E9_Helbig?= <>

as the From-line. 

If I use a very long name without non-ASCII-Characters the From-Line is also
not wrapped and i can normally cancel the message. 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use a long Name with non-ASCII-Characters like "André "THamTHon" Helbig" in
your Identity
2. Post a message to a newsgroup
3. Try to cancel this message

Actual Results:  
You get an error-message that the message does not appear to be from you and the
message cannot be canceled.

Expected Results:  
I think Mozilla should cancel the message ;)
Product: MailNews → Core
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still the same problem in thunderbird 1.0.6 :(
sorry for the spam.  making bugzilla reflect reality as I'm not working on these bugs.  filter on FOOBARCHEESE to remove these in bulk.
Assignee: sspitzer → nobody
This issue still not fixed in 2.0.4.
WFM on Linux, with name  =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Joshua_Cranmer=D8?= . Soliciting further requests for confirmations.
Actually, not sure whether or not it works, since Giganews appears not to allow canceling. But no error-message pops up, which is what the OP explicitly mentioned.
Keywords: qawanted
Filter on "Nobody_NScomTLD_20080620"
QA Contact: stephend →
I just checked this issue in again. It still doesn't allow canceling of messages, if the from-Field is in the format, which is described above.
(In reply to comment #8)
> I just checked this issue in again. It still doesn't allow canceling
> of messages, if the from-Field is in the format, which is described above.

Do you get an error message, though?
Yes.. I get an Error-Message, that the Posting does not appear to be from me and that i am not allowed to cancel this posting.
Product: Core → MailNews Core
duping forward to confirmed bug 390721
Closed: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 390721
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