User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040514 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040514 Lines started with ">" should displayed in another font and color. But if there is no space and the first word is "from" this dosn't work Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. compose a new mail with >by x >from x >to x 2. save it 3. display it Actual Results: 1st and 3rd line is displayed as quoted. 2nd line not Expected Results: all lines should displayed quoted
related: bug 121946, bug 121947 If i read this right, it's actually contradicted by bug 121947, which says: ">From now on" should be unescaped to "From now on". I may be more than ordinarily confused, of course. Adding this a blocker for 121947 (under great doubt!)
This bug describes the how the *user* sees a message now, and how the user should see a message in future. The bugs 121947,121946 describe how a mail should be converted into mbox format, as it comes in from a mail server or the mail editor, and how it should be decoded from mbox format for display to the user. Taken together these two bugs should satisfy the current bug. Thefore...maybe 121947,121946 should block this bug?
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Ok, I download and install Thunderbird version 1.5 Beta 1 (20050908) and retest this bug. And I can reproduce it, but not the same way. If I write a line starting with ">", Thunderbird add a space before the ">". So I send a mail to Thunderbird from command line: # mail <account> Subject: test >by x >from x >to x . Cc: And I get the same result
(In reply to comment #4) > If I write a line starting with ">", Thunderbird add a space before the ">". Yes, it does that; that's a format=flowed convention. In order to bypass it, you need to either turn f=f off (generally not recommended, but see bug 168420) or use Edit | Paste as Quotation i.e. In the compose window, type: === by x from x to x === Select the text; Cut; Paste as Quotation The fact is, the "quoted" display is *supposed* to be limited to the actual message you're quoting. It appears you want to have headers as part of the quoted text; that's bug 209632.
(In reply to comment #5) > It appears you want to have headers as part of the > quoted text; that's bug 209632. Wrong bug -- it's bug 218258.
But, with "send f=f" turned off, the results I see are more-or-less consistent with the original report: the line beginning with >From is shown as >From [with the '>' symbol] but not quoted, whereas the other lines are shown as quoted (in blue). (With mail.quoted_graphical set 'true', the quoted lines appear with a vertical bar but no '>' character; with the pref set 'false', the quoted lines appear with a vertical bar *and* a '>' character (TB 1.6a1). This second case seems wrong.) Here's a workaround, if you'd rather go without f=f: >from: <--- use a colon With the colon in place, the line is handled normally; the mbox divider string is "From ".