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Post Posted September 15th, 2018, 4:52 pm

Something is wrong with how Thunderbird is displaying some messages.

The only ones that are distorted are spam.

When I select those as spam, nothing happens.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xi7cfhdsc7ay7 ... 6.png?dl=0

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Post Posted September 15th, 2018, 6:31 pm

To what distortion are you referring? If you mean the "Subject" line, have you viewed the message source by pressing Ctrl+U? You may find that that is exactly what was sent to you in that spam message.

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Post Posted September 16th, 2018, 2:12 am

Control-U or view -> message source replaces the contents of the message pane (F8) with a full size window containing the source, on my PC. The screen shot is showing raw From and Subject headers (that include escape sequences to switch to UTF-8) while displaying the contents of the message as interpreted HTML.

The folder listing in the screen shot appears to have only one message with distorted Subject and Correspondents. Is that a spam message?

Could you use view -> message source or Control-U to see the raw message source of that message and then copy the entire message to a text file in dropbox, and post a link to it? You could paste it into notepad, and do a search and replace of all reference to your email address with something generic before pasting it into dropbox.

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Post Posted September 16th, 2018, 2:53 pm

yes, is was a spam message.

Well, I deleted the message but will use Ctrl U for the next one I get.

All the spam I get uses or shows what looks like a randomly generated address.

Any way that TB can filter those out?

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Post Posted September 16th, 2018, 4:02 pm

You could create a message filter that tests whether the senders address "contains" either UTF-8 or a question mark.

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Post Posted September 16th, 2018, 4:13 pm

This is my 1st filter.

But it does not nothing when I run it.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xacsysz88d18o ... r.png?dl=0

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Post Posted September 16th, 2018, 5:08 pm

Use matches "any of the following", not "all of the following". You also tested the subject while I was suggesting a way to test the senders address (From).

If that doesn't work then please upload the message source of one of the messages it should have detected to dropbox and post a link to it.

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Post Posted September 16th, 2018, 8:31 pm

ok. I did Ctrl U.

Do you need the Message-ID ?

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Post Posted September 16th, 2018, 9:53 pm

I'd like the entire message. I don't think the Message-Id: will help but the less editing you do to the message the better.

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