[Tickets #3101] RESOLVED: Wrong mime-encoding of subject header

bugs@bugs.horde.org bugs at bugs.horde.org
Sat Dec 10 11:56:05 PST 2005


Ticket URL: http://bugs.horde.org/ticket/?id=3101
 Ticket             | 3101
 Updated By         | Michael Slusarz <slusarz at mail.curecanti.org>
 Summary            | Wrong mime-encoding of subject header
 Queue              | IMP
 Version            | 4.0.4
 State              | Bogus
 Priority           | 1. Low
 Type               | Bug
 Owners             | Michael Slusarz

Michael Slusarz <slusarz at mail.curecanti.org> (2005-12-10 11:56) wrote:

> This seems to me more like an excuse because you don't want to fix, 
> which is fine, but don't say that it is unfixeable...

AAAAGGH! FUD!  Please tell me exactly *WHAT* is broken?  The fact that we
encode exactly as the RFC tells us we can?  The fact that *every* other mail
reader handles the message correctly?  So a program that we have no control
over is not handling the message correctly?

Furthermore, looking at the header text, this has absolutely *nothing* to do
with MIME encoding.  it looks as if Outlook is broken when it comes to
handling RFC 2822 headers, specifically section 2.2.3.  in your example, we
are splitting a line between two non-encoded words.  MIME encoding rules
should not be used at all when rebuilding the line in this case!  Outlook
apparently tries to use MIME encoding wrapping rules to unwrap the line once
it spots MIME encoding _somewhere in the header_.  I don't know for sure
since microsoft isnt showing us the code.  but there is *no* doubt this is
wrong behavior.  we are not going to "fix" anything BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING
TO FIX! (despite your unsubstantiated claim we are using this as an

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