User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1b1) Gecko/20060707 Firefox/2.0b1 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1b1) Gecko/20060707 Firefox/2.0b1 Allow to open *.msg files like *.eml files, when clicking on file from Windows Explorer. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Register MSG file extension to open with Thunderbird 2. Click on MSG file in Windows Explorer Actual Results: Only Thunderbird main window opens. Expected Results: Open window with contents of MSG file, like for EML file Some mail clients save messages with MSG extension instead of EML.
Confirming. I suppose the only difference is the file extension?
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: PC → All
(In reply to comment #1) > I suppose the only difference is the file extension? Yes. Comforming to RFC 822, AFAIK.
if you attach an example, we can easily tell for sure.
Mike: do you have a sample *.msg you can attach to this bug?
Created attachment 237141 [details] Sample MSG file Well, this can be any file saved as EML and then renamed to MSG. It must conform to RFC, 822 AFAIK.
I have a related, but slightly different problem. I am receiving messages with .msg files attached. . .when i open them in TB, it opens a blank message window. The same thing happens if I save a TB message to a file, then change the extension to .msg and email it to myself. I also have trouble saving the other .msg files from TB so I can at least view it in a text editor. . .it prompts for the filename dialog, but no file ever is created (I am not sure if that happens with all .msg files).
(In reply to comment #6) Do you mean "TB" as "TheBAT!" mail client?
No, TB as in ThunderBird
AFAIK, there is also a .msg format by outlook that is proprietary and thus totally different from the MIME standard found in the .eml files. See also http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=35517
Yes, I think there might be some other formats with .msg files, but the files I am received as forwarded attachments are just plain formatted email messages attachments. . .I can edit as new and send to myself, then I can open them (since .eml is appended to the end of the attachment)
(In reply to comment #9) > AFAIK, there is also a .msg format by outlook that is proprietary and thus > totally different from the MIME standard found in the .eml files. That's true -- but OE also saves messages as .EML files with a proprietary format. Extension conflicts are a way of life under Windows.
Created attachment 240811 [details] [diff] [review] proposed fix I think Mike has got a point there - some *.msg files will open, others wont. If the user chooses to open the *.msg file using thunderbird we should at least try.
Comment on attachment 240811 [details] [diff] [review] proposed fix Cancelling this, had second thoughts on this. Perhaps the right thing to do is to show a confirm dialog "The file <filename> doesn't appear to be a message file. Are you sure you want to open it?"? Would also fix the more general bug 394823.
Assignee: mkmelin+mozilla → nobody
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
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