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As you can see the same steps performed in Outlook. The saved file as viewed in notepad with no hard-wrapping at all
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2) Gecko/20100115 Firefox/3.6 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729) Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:126.96.36.199) Gecko/20100111 Thunderbird/3.0.1 I've noticed that if I save the an email using "Other options->Save As" option, even though I select Format-> Plain Text, the file gets saved with a .eml extension. No a big deal. But when I open that saved email using Notepad or Wordpad, the formatting is all screwed up. See attached screen shot for actual details. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Open an email 2. Go to Other actions->Save As 3. Select Plain text format 4. Save the file 5. Open using Notepad or Wordpad. Formatting is all over the place. Actual Results: Formatting of the saved message is all over the place see attached screen shot. Expected Results: Formatting should not be broken. This is what it looks like in real. See attached screen shot for exact output: Subject: Re: Document From: User <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 15:38:55 -0800 (PST) To: "User2" <email@example.com> On Tue, 26 Jan 2010, User 2 wrote:
What exactly is wrong with the formatting? It looks like some or all header lines are hard-wrapped after their header-colon pairs, but that's all I can see right now. Could you elaborate a little? Perhaps you could attach another screenshot with circles around the places with broken formatting.
The hard wrapping is the actual problem as seen in the attached screen shot. This makes the Save As function pretty much useless IMHO. I hate to mention other email clients, but I've tested the same with Outlook 2007 and Pine/Alpine and both do not show this problem. I'm attaching a screen shot from Outlook where I performed the exact same function of opening a message and doing a Save As and saving it as a .txt file. When I open that file via Notepad, no such hard-wrapping at all. This to me proves that Save As feature in TB 3.0.1 is broken.
Created attachment 425168 [details] As you can see the same steps performed in Outlook. The saved file as viewed in notepad with no hard-wrapping at all
Confirming, setting summary to avoid repetition of my own confusion. Component is uncertain, though.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Hardware: x86 → All
Summary: TB 3.0.1: Saving mail in text format breaks formatting of the saved file → Saving mail in text format breaks formatting of the saved file by inserting line break between header and its value
Version: unspecified → 3.0
blocking-thunderbird3.1: --- → ?
This is not a pretty bug, but if it were the last bug standing, I don't think we would let this keep 3.1 from going out the door, given what I know now. It is a crummy failure mode, so adding wanted+. However, that might change if this is a regression from either 3.0 or 2.0.0.x. Is it? If so, please renominate, and also add the regressionwindow-wanted keyword.
blocking-thunderbird3.1: ? → -
status-thunderbird3.1: --- → wanted
status-thunderbird3.1: wanted → ---
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