Attachments change text encoding



14 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: fosberry, Unassigned)


1.7 Branch

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




14 years ago
When I try to send a DOS text file, which uses "\r\n" as the newline, Mozilla
converts the file to a Unix text file, which uses only "\n" as the newline. The
recipient gets the converted file, and if I read the attachment from the "Sent"
folder from the message, I also see it is converted. Is there some option that
controls this behavior ?
This is usuallly because CR+LF/LF/CR is removed by OS when "line mode" file read
and LF is added by OS when "line mode" file write, although I can not say exact
process of Mozilla/Thunderbird.
Easiest workaround is usually to send the text file in format of
zip/tar.gz/sit/lha etc.  


14 years ago
Assignee: sspitzer → mail
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