Option to force text file attachments to be uuencoded (BASE64)



MailNews: Message Display
14 years ago
12 years ago


(Reporter: R. Landfill, Unassigned)


Windows 2000

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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040616
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040616

If I compose a mail message and add an attachment that is a text file, the file
is NOT uuencoded. However, this is a real problem if the text file contains the
string "From" as the first word on a line (something that happens in my files
quite often). In this cirsumstance, many mail servers will change the "From" to
">From". Archiving the text file first is not really feasible as many of my
recipients do not have the tools (or technical skill) to un-archive. 

An option to force uuencoding for ALL files (and not just "binary" files) would
be welcome.

Reproducible: Sometimes
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attach a text file with the word "From" as the first word on a line. 
2. Mail it someone.
Actual Results:  
You will (probably) see the "From" changed to ">From".

Expected Results:  
Allow me to force the attachment to be uuencoded.

Comment 1

14 years ago
related: bug 121946, bug 121947, bug 194382
Fixing those would make this bug redundant.

Comment 2

14 years ago
The three bugs in comment #1 appear to be about escaping "From" in an
attachment.  There are other problems (see bug #249049 for an example) with
broken clients that we all have to put up with if we want to realisticly
interact with the rest of the world.
Product: Browser → Seamonkey


13 years ago
Assignee: sspitzer → mail
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