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From "Lau Brino (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (EMAIL-97) Content type multipart issues
Date Fri, 25 Feb 2011 10:35:38 GMT


Lau Brino commented on EMAIL-97:

I found this issue through google. 
Enclosing multipart/alternative in multipart/mixed confuses email clients (Thunderbird for
example) which is what we have problem with. Thunderbird thinks the email has an attachment.
It shows the little attachment icon. However that's not true and the icon dissapears once
the message is opened. I guess this may happen with an IMAP account, when attachment presence
is guessed from email headers. 
Any comments?

> Content type multipart issues
> -----------------------------
>                 Key: EMAIL-97
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons Email
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 1.2
>            Reporter: Tobin Juday
>            Assignee: Siegfried Goeschl
>            Priority: Minor
> When Commons sends out an HTML email, it sends a multipart/mixed section which contains
a multipart/alternative, which then contains the text/plain and text/html sections.  When
I send out a similar messages from other apps (Thunderbird/, they just send out the
multipart/alternative section, it's not wrapped in the multipart/mixed.
> This is causing problems when recipients try to reply to one of these emails.  The email
clients aren't quoting the original text in the reply email.
> I'm not sure if this is necessarily a bug, the emails display fine in all the different
clients, but I'm wondering if there's some way to get rid of the multipart/mixed section.
> Just for clarification, I've included some links for what emails from different clients
look like.
> Commons:
> Thunderbird:
> If Commons could match what other clients send, I think that would be good.

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