[Users] Stripping of quotes in email addresses in the address book

Jonathan Corbet corbet-claws at lwn.net
Fri Oct 11 00:39:34 CEST 2013

Hey, clawsfolk, it's been a while since I posted here.

I wanted to draw your attention to a discussion on linux-kernel right
now.  It seems that a kernel developer has run into an address book bug,
and it's making claws look a bit bad; I wonder how hard this would be to

In short, if you have an email address like:

	"Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw at rjwysocki.net>

Somehow the address book strips the quotes; the resulting address is not
SMTP-correct and causes the mail to be bounced in places.



Begin forwarded message:

Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2013 08:30:47 -0400
From: Steven Rostedt <rostedt at goodmis.org>
To: Borislav Petkov <bp at alien8.de>
Cc: David Miller <davem at davemloft.net>, linux-kernel at vger.kernel.org,
torvalds at linux-foundation.org, tglx at linutronix.de, mingo at kernel.org,
peterz at infradead.org, hpa at linux.intel.com, williams at redhat.com,
akpm at linux-foundation.org, "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Subject: Re: [RFC][PATCH] x86: Lazy disabling of interrupts

On Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:03:00 +0200
Borislav Petkov <bp at alien8.de> wrote:

> That's strange - I see
> "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa at linux.intel.com>
> in the CC list here. Did something get mangled on the way or is Claws
> acting outlook-like?

I just looked at my Address book, and sure enough, when you save an
email with quotes, Claws will strip them when adding it to the address
book. If you use the address book to send email, then it will use it
without quotes. This can explain why Paul wasn't getting a lot of my
emails too :-/

-- Steve

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