Forwarding uuencoded news post results in uuencoded part being sent as is, instead of properly constructed MIME attachement

RESOLVED EXPIRED

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Thunderbird
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RESOLVED EXPIRED
13 years ago
12 years ago

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(Reporter: Przemyslaw Plaskowicki, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; pl-PL; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041108 Firefox/1.0
Build Identifier: Thunderbird 1.0 Polish Localisation, Version 1.7.5: 2004120606

Uuencoded messages in newsgroups contains binary file encoded in uuencode. When
such message is shown in the newsgroup, Thunderbird properly recognize such
format and display picture encoded in uuencode or permits saving attachement to
file.
However, when user tries to forward message containg attachement in uuencode, he
or she gets uuencoded file as plain text within body of the message instead of
properly formed mime attachemnt

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. View message in newsgroups containg uuencoded file (file behave as normal
MIME attachement).
2. Press forward button on toolbar.
3. Forward message using mail account to SMTP recipient.

Actual Results:  
Message contain uuencoded file in body of the message, ie.
begin 236 example.jpg
M_]C_X `02D9)1@`!`@$`2 !(``#...

Expected Results:  
Uuencoded file should be sent as a properly formed MIME attachement.
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
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