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Peter Creasey

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Post Posted April 28th, 2019, 3:03 pm

This is a serious problem for me and only occurs since I upgraded to Windows 10 Home.

I compose this in SeaMonkey Composer -- Hello Mr Jack (with a blank line before and after the text) then <copy> the whole composition.

I paste it into my SeaMonkey email message to be sent as HTML format. Here is what is appears to the recipient...


??
Hello Mr Jack,

??

Where do the question marks come from? And how can I prevent this from happening?

[EDITED TO ADD] NOTE: This problem occurs in all Composer compositions.
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Post Posted April 28th, 2019, 3:11 pm

Would you email provider be AOL/Verizon?

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Post Posted April 28th, 2019, 3:19 pm

NOTE: This problem occurs in all Composer compositions.
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Post Posted April 28th, 2019, 3:30 pm

DanRaisch wrote:Would you email provider be AOL/Verizon?


Dan, yes, I use an AOL affiliate.

Note: I moved the composition to Composer in a Windows 7 system and the same thing happened. Thus, those characters are getting generated by SM Composer in Windows 10 (and it never happened in prior versions).

[EDITED TO ADD] The same thing happens with gmail.
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Post Posted April 28th, 2019, 4:02 pm

Okay, further testing indicates the characters are being added by the W10 copy procedure.

I did a Windows <copy> of a SM Composer composition generated under W7 and did a <paste> directly into a W7 system and the same thing happened.

This means the Windows <copy> somehow inserted the extra characters into the SM composition.

Any ideas?

Thanks!
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Post Posted April 28th, 2019, 4:12 pm

See if this thread is helpful -- viewtopic.php?f=39&t=3049463&p=14830574#p14830574

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Post Posted April 28th, 2019, 5:00 pm

Dan, that looks promising.

I can't figure out what they mean when they say Configuration Editor. In which system are they talking about SM, ATT, Yahoo?

It appears they are talking about Thunderbird Configuration Editor. If so, where do I go in SeaMonkey?

Can you tell me how to get to where I need to be?

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Post Posted April 29th, 2019, 7:30 am

DanRaisch wrote:See if this thread is helpful


Dan, thank you. Your customary good responsiveness and assistance is much appreciated.
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Post Posted April 29th, 2019, 3:12 pm

Peter Creasey wrote:It appears they are talking about Thunderbird Configuration Editor. If so, where do I go in SeaMonkey?

Can you tell me how to get to where I need to be?

Put about:config in the SM urlbar and press Enter.
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Post Posted April 30th, 2019, 5:52 am

Frank, Dave steered me to the right place via the email editing process.
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Post Posted May 1st, 2019, 1:34 am

Peter Creasey wrote:Frank, Dave steered me to the right place via the email editing process.

...and for other people, what would they do if they had the same problem as you? At least link them to the thread, Peter - viewtopic.php?p=14830709#p14830709

As mentioned, for other people reading, the equivalent to Thunderbird's Configuration Editor is our about:config, which is always useful to know.
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