MSWord file attached as application/applefile

RESOLVED INVALID

Status

Thunderbird
General
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minor
RESOLVED INVALID
10 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: km, Unassigned)

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Description

10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.14) Gecko/20080404 Firefox/2.0.0.14
Build Identifier: 1.5.0.10 (20070221)

On a Mac, MS Word files are added to emails with a Content Type header of application/applefile. This also happens when using Firefox to upload attachments to webmail services (eg. Yahoo) AppleMail, Entourage, Safari and Internet Explorer all upload/attach the same file as application/ms-word or application/octet-stream.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a short Microsoft word document
2. Attach to a new email using Thunderbird, or Yahoo from Firefox
3. Send to yourself. Note the Content Type header in the raw message source.
Actual Results:  
Content Type: application/applefile

Expected Results:  
Content Type: application/ms-word

Most email clients (including TB) can decode the resulting attachment. Entourage can not, and produces a zero length file.

Comment 1

10 years ago
I can't confirm this report.  A word document attachment appears with the following attachment headers.
Content-Type: application/msword;
 name="filename.doc"

Mac OS X 10.4.11; Thunderbird 2.0.0.14
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Comment 2

10 years ago
Further investigation shows incorrect entries in the mimeTypes.rdf files in both the Firefox and Thunderbird profiles on the four machines found so far with this error. I haven't been able to find out where these incorrect 'applefile' entries originate. Deleting the rdf files solves the problem.

Comment 3

9 years ago
resolving invalid as of comment #2
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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