"Print" prints message source, not rendered view (when file name does not end in .eml)

NEW
Unassigned

Status

P5
minor
11 years ago
4 years ago

People

(Reporter: vsync, Unassigned)

Tracking

({helpwanted})

unspecified
Thunderbird 3.0rc1
x86
Linux
helpwanted
Bug Flags:
blocking-thunderbird3 -
wanted-thunderbird3 +

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Details

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Description

11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1.6) Gecko/20070725 Firefox/2.0.0.6
Build Identifier: version 2.0.0.6 (20070728)     - Slackware package mozilla-thunderbird-2.0.0.6-i686-1

I open a message from my Maildir using "Open message".  The message shows up perfectly in the standalone message window.  Yet when I print, or "print preview", I get the raw source of the message.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a message
2. Print
3. Notice that it's wrong


Expected Results:  
When Thunderbird prints a message, it should print what's displayed.

It seems to depend on the extension of the file.  When I manually copy the message somewhere and call it foo.eml (rather than "210" as it's actually called) printing works.

If Thunderbird knows it's displaying a message, why does the printing stuff start all over again trying to guess the type of the file (and doing it wrong?  The "file" command can figure out what it is)
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Updated

11 years ago
Keywords: mail3
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Comment 1

11 years ago
I think a lot of people save messages for reference and print them.  Therefore this is a pretty major feature not to work.
Severity: major → critical
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Updated

11 years ago
Flags: blocking1.8.1.13?
Flags: blocking-thunderbird3?
Has this been confirmed in a standard Thunderbird as distributed by Mozilla (your build ID mentions slackware)? I don't think I've ever seen that behavior. Not blocking on an unconfirmed bug, please check in the newsgroups or IRC tech support to get help confirming this bug.
Flags: blocking1.8.1.13?

Comment 3

11 years ago
How do you open that, exactly? At least in mozilla.org builds, files not ending in .eml can be opened by File | Open saved message
Summary: "Print" prints message source, not rendered view → "Print" prints message source, not rendered view (when file name does not end in .eml)
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Comment 4

11 years ago
(In reply to comment #3)
> How do you open that, exactly? At least in mozilla.org builds, files not ending
> in .eml can be opened by File | Open saved message

That's how I opened it.  The message looks good in the display window; it's only on Print (or Print Preview) that the problem occurs.

Will try to confirm this in a mozilla.org binary soon.

Comment 5

11 years ago
In comment 3 "in .eml can be opened" should have read "can *not* be opened...".
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Comment 6

11 years ago
(In reply to comment #3)
> How do you open that, exactly? At least in mozilla.org builds, files not ending
> in .eml can [not] be opened by File | Open saved message

Sure they can... just change the filename mask to "All files (*)".

Comment 7

11 years ago
Ah, yes, that was me hitting a trunk bug...

Can confirm this now.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true

Updated

10 years ago
Flags: wanted-thunderbird3+
Flags: blocking-thunderbird3?
Flags: blocking-thunderbird3-

Comment 8

10 years ago
Keeping wanted‑thunderbird3+ for now, low priority. 

Needs an owner, probably a minor fix once someone figures out what to change.
Keywords: mail3 → helpwanted
Priority: -- → P5
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 3.0rc1

Comment 9

10 years ago
> minor, given there is a workaround
Severity: critical → minor

Comment 10

4 years ago
Thanks for the cc Wayne.

Comment 11

4 years ago
Seems WFM on trunk. xref bug 824909.
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