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Gensuke

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Post Posted July 1st, 2003, 3:08 pm

Yesterday i was checking imported email messages from eudora and I've noticed a couple of things:

1) Some bad formatted outlook 2000 email is not rendered correctly: everything goes in the message body, headers panel nonexistant, subject panel expanded, but empty.

This email cause me a lot of troubles:

From ???@??? Wed Jan 08 20:35:52 2003
Return-Path: <xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xx>
Received: from smtp4.libero.it (193.70.192.54) by ims1d.libero.it (6.5.028)
id XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for xxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xx; Wed, 8 Jan 2003 11:03:14 +0100
Received: from xxxxxxxxxx.xx (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx) by smtp4.libero.it (6.7.015)
id xxxxxxxxxx; Wed, 8 Jan 2003 11:03:14 +0100
Received: from xxxxxxxxxx.xx ([xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx]) by xxxxxxxxxx.xx with Microsoft SMTPSVC(5.0.2195.4453);
Wed, 8 Jan 2003 11:00:21 +0100
X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft Exchange V6.0.5762.3
content-class: urn:content-classes:message
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain;
charset="utf-8"
Subject: Very important email from the office
Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2003 11:00:19 +0100
Message-ID: <xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xx>
X-MS-Has-Attach:
X-MS-TNEF-Correlator:
Thread-Topic: Very important email from the office
Thread-Index: xxxxxxxxxx.xx++
From: "xxxxxxxxxxx" <xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xx>
To: "xxxxxxxxxxx" <xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xx>
Cc: "xxxxxxxxxxx" <xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xx>,
"xxxxxxxxxxx" <xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xx>,
"xxxxxxxxxxx" <xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xx>
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 08 Jan 2003 10:00:21.0459 (UTC) FILETIME=[xxxxxxx:xxxxxxx]

Actual messagebody




2) HTML email with "contenttype" missing or invalid: eudora seems to recognise an html message marked as text/plain and adds a couple of extra tags (<x-htm></x-html>) wrapping the message body, in order to render such type of mails.

It would be nice to find a way to check if the message is really plain text or not (and detect plain text messages cointaining sample html code *grin*)

3) Sometime the deletion of email and/or accounts is only logical: the files and directoryes (and prefs.js entries) are still there.

Regards.

niralisse
 
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Post Posted July 1st, 2003, 3:58 pm

This is most likely related to trunk bug <a href="http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3157">3157</a> an oldie that really should be fixed by now. A lot of Eudora users (including myself) can't use mozilla mail/tbird because it won't import html mail from Eudora properly. A solution was posted in bugzilla, but it seems nobody's gotten around to implementing it yet.

Gensuke

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Post Posted July 1st, 2003, 4:52 pm

niralisse wrote:This is most likely related to trunk bug <a href="http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3157">3157</a> an oldie that really should be fixed by now. A lot of Eudora users (including myself) can't use mozilla mail/tbird because it won't import html mail from Eudora properly. A solution was posted in bugzilla, but it seems nobody's gotten around to implementing it yet.


If you do not have a lot of mails, you could just delete the <x-html> tags (search and replace with a text editor and insert a "Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" under the "Mime-Version:" line of headers.

I've manually corrected all my mails in that way.

The only drawback is that the mails are marked unread (and you cannot edit compressed mail files).

niralisse
 
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Post Posted July 2nd, 2003, 2:01 pm

Not even worth it, Gensuke. Thunderbird isn't *that* good... :D I also have a few thousand HTML emails. Moz should do this menial task for me, isn't that the point of an import?

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