[Users] broken links in emails

Paul claws at thewildbeast.co.uk
Wed Aug 31 09:32:09 CEST 2016

On Tue, 30 Aug 2016 21:14:44 +0100
Dave Howorth <dave at howorth.org.uk> wrote: 

> I receive some emails that include hypertext links. One of them
> doesn't work. The link in the mail as received is, for example:
> http://planningpages.midsuffolk.gov.uk/online-applications/centralDistribution.do?caseType=Application&keyVal=_MSUFF_DCAPR_109532
> but when I click on it to open it, the link that is opened is:
> http://planningpages.midsuffolk.gov.uk/online-applications/centralDistribution.do?caseType=Application\\&keyVal=_MSUFF_DCAPR_109532
> It appears that claws is rewriting the URL (two added backslashes)
> and that causes the request to fail with an error page.
> Does anybdoy recognize this problem?

The most likely reason, it seems to me, is that you are talking about
an html message and this (with the 2 extra slashes) is actually what
the link contains. i.e. it's not a problem of Claws-Mail, but a
problem with the message.

Feel free to send (forward as attachment) me (off list) a copy of one
of the messages which does not seem to work.

Upgrading Claws-Mail will not help because, iirc, nothing has
changed in relation to link parsing, and certainly the problem you
describe has never been described before.

with regards


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