vm: vm cannot cope with 8-bit headers

Bug #490029 reported by Manoj
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ulrich Müller
vm (Debian)
Fix Released

Bug Description

This was reported by a Debian user.

RFCs are all good and well -- better still is the old policy of
'being conservative in what you send and liberal in what you accept'.

Some mailers are broken, and we have to deal with it. I do get mail with
either 'Umnlaut' 8-bit chars country or with 'Accents' over vowels, and these
_break_ vm if they appear in From: or Subject:. VM then refuses to work with
mailboxen containing these and I have to manually clean the mailbox (via,
say, mutt) and restart emacs. Royal pain.

How about VM refusing to accept such mails to at least not break folders?

Changed in vm (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Changed in vm (Debian):
status: New → Confirmed
Uday Reddy (reddyuday)
Changed in vm:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Uday Reddy (reddyuday)
tags: added: international
Uday Reddy (reddyuday)
Changed in vm:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Revision history for this message
Uday Reddy (reddyuday) wrote :

Dear Manoj, can you please ask the original poster to send us some samples of messages with 8-bit headers?

Ulrich, I have transferred this to your desk.


Changed in vm:
assignee: nobody → Ulrich Müller (ulm)
Uday Reddy (reddyuday)
Changed in vm:
status: Triaged → Incomplete
Changed in vm (Debian):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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