Steps to reproduce: Open New Composition window|fill the Subject and body with 8-bit chars|post the message to netscape.test|view your mesage //note: thread pane display is fine; message header and body show 8-bit chars as garbage
First, we need to know how was it posted to the newsgroup (i.e. MIME or not). Marina, which newsgroup did you put the message?
as i mentioned in the description it was posted to netscape.test(news.mozilla.org), you can view it. In 4.6 it displays with no problem, it was posted with MIME, there are two lines in prefs50.js user_pref("mail.strictly_mime", true); user_pref("mail.strictly_mime_headers", true);
In netscape.test, there are both MIME and non MIME headers as following (if they were sent with the same configuration then that's a sending bug). Bodies are both quoted. Subject: 5/28 buildtest: on a =?iso-8859-1?Q?=E7ommenc=E9?= une =?iso-8859-1?Q?n=F3uv=E8lle=20journ=E9e=21?= Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 13:00:38 -0800 Subject: 5/28 buildtest: on a çommencé une nóuvèlle journée! Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 13:10:51 -0800 Using my local build (contains a fix for 6890), I can see the first header correctly, the second header failed (because we haven't support non MIME header display). I have no problem of viewing bodies. So, could be a sending problem but I think viewing is fine.
Marking as WORKSFORME. If sending problem exists please file a separate bug.
marina, please verify the status of this bug.
I can view message header & body of the news article Ok on my macine with 6/16/99 build, marking as verified.