Thunderbird 0.5 doesn't forward attachments + little issue with news

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by Guest, Apr 3, 2004.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest


    I have just turned to Thunderbird 0.5 (i was using NS 7.1 until now),
    and i have an issue with forwarding mail with attachments : TB doesn't
    include the original attachments in the forwarded mail (it only keeps
    the text from the mail). That's pretty annoying... Does anybody know how
    to fix that ? Besides, it was working under NS, so that's very
    frustrating !

    By the way, i have a little issue with news : although my display name
    is set to Gillou, when i post a new message in a newsgroup, my name
    appears as "carreg3|j'aime pas le spam|", which is the first part
    (before @) of my mail address. Why ???

    Any idea welcome :)

    Thanks in advance
    Guest, Apr 3, 2004
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  2. It might have something to do with the "illegal" special characters in
    your address. Remove the "pipe" characters (|) and see what happens.
    Caffeine Junkie, Apr 3, 2004
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  3. Guest

    Gillou Guest

    I did it and that's now working, my name is Gillou :) Something strange
    about it is that i had always used this faked mail address to avoid
    spam, but recognizable enough not to fool a human person (i mean, not a
    bot). It was working under NS 7.02, and when i upgraded to 7.1 it
    stopped working. Same thing under Thunderbird, my name wasn't Gillou...
    So this is linked to some change between 7.02 & 7.1, but i don't know

    Thanks anyway !
    Gillou, Apr 4, 2004
  4. Guest

    Gillou Guest

    Regarding this whole "attachment forwarding issue", you don't seem to
    have an anwser to my question. Nervertheless, can anybody confirm me it
    sould normally work ? So that i would be sure that the problem comes
    from my system, not from TB.
    Gillou, Apr 4, 2004
  5. I can't speak for T-Bird since I don't have it installed, but in the
    Mozilla e-mail client it's very easy to not notice the presence of an
    attachment because the attachment indicator icon is quite small and
    tucked away in the top right corner of the message pane. Look for a
    small envelope with a paper clip both there and in the message list pane
    just to the left of the subject. If you see that "envelope with paper
    clip" icon, click on the one in the top right corner of the message pane
    and the attachment should be displayed in a drop-down box.
    Caffeine Junkie, Apr 4, 2004
  6. Guest

    Gillou Guest

    Well, in fact that does work... I have tried to forward another message
    and the attachment has really been forwarded also. The problem was only
    specific to one message, that really doesn't work : there must be
    something with the embedded picture because when i forward it the
    attachment is not kept. That had made me think TB didn't forward
    attachments, but actually it really does :)

    Thank you !
    Gillou, Apr 4, 2004
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