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authorKirill Korotaev <dev@openvz.org>2006-09-29 02:01:47 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2006-09-29 09:18:25 -0700
commit683e91cbd0582cb8e63daaf0429e0a62be9cc421 (patch)
tree1035937aabb0736ffa7ff5e9b2180c2ecb2b54e3 /Documentation/SubmittingPatches
parent03cbc358aab3faf34bfeaa02206fa660127e9b3f (diff)
[PATCH] SubmittingPatches: add a note about "format=flowed" when sending patches
Add a note about "format=flowed" when sending patches and explain how to fix mozilla. Thunderbird has the similar options. Signed-off-by: Kirill Korotaev <dev@openvz.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
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@@ -209,6 +209,19 @@ Exception: If your mailer is mangling patches then someone may ask
you to re-send them using MIME.
+WARNING: Some mailers like Mozilla send your messages with
+---- message header ----
+Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii; format=flowed
+---- message header ----
+The problem is that "format=flowed" makes some of the mailers
+on receiving side to replace TABs with spaces and do similar
+changes. Thus the patches from you can look corrupted.
+To fix this just make your mozilla defaults/pref/mailnews.js file to look like:
+pref("mailnews.send_plaintext_flowed", false); // RFC 2646=======
+pref("mailnews.display.disable_format_flowed_support", true);
7) E-mail size.