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Forwarded messages with a html view, have an unreadable attachment part1.2 #602
Originally by JDuch@fulladsl.be on 2015-07-11 14:22:02 +0200
I get complaints form my correspondents that they get unreadable attachments from me.
This happens when i forward a message that is in principle viewable as html
If i want to view it with a browser i have to add an extension to it while saving & then open it from the browser.
Steps to reproduce
either the attachment should not be there, or
Originally by JDuch@fulladsl.be on 2015-07-13 09:08:01 +0200
If am preparing examples of concerned messages
There may be superficial similarities but here are the differences:
You can click on it but some browsers won't open it.
=== here is what i observed my wife doing on her PC
Originally by email@example.com on 2015-09-23 21:37:13 +0200
I was just about to add a bug about this, but found this bug which exactly describes the problem.
Any e-mail from hotmail or Outlook (or anything that sends HTML mails by default) will cause the e-mail in YAM to display a "Part x.y" attachment which can't be dealt with in any practical way. YAM will either displays the text part of the email, or if there is no text part, it will demangle the HTML part and display it as text. The HTML "part x.y" can be saved or attempted to be displayed. (Please, also remove the space in this autogenerated name to make it easier for scripts.)
When forwarding there are two scenarios:
Problem: No receiver (email client) will understand that this is actually a HTML email. It will see it as a text email with a wierd attachment. However, the information is intact if one cares to save and rename this "part 1.2" file.
Solution: Have YAM realize that this is a HTML e-mail and preserve it as close as possible to the original. Remove the "part x.y" name or at least put ".html" on it. Without a file name, it may be easier for other clients to realize that this is in-line HTML, not an attached file.
Problem: When forwarding this email, YAM will completely fail to realize that this is a HTML email and will forward the demangled HTML text as plain text and no attachmnet of the original HTML document!! This makes it nearly impossible to forward for example a receipt from a hotel reservation or something with YAM.
Solution: Preserve and forward the original email with the HTML, only adding a new text part with the demangled, and user edited text. Or forward with the entire original email as an ".eml" attachment.