[Users] broken links in emails

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Wed Aug 31 22:55:00 CEST 2016

On Wed, 31 Aug 2016 21:30:15 +0100
Dave Howorth <dave at howorth.org.uk> wrote:

> FWIW, I just sent myself a plain text email (sent by claws and
> received by claws). The email contained an HTTP link that included a
> fragment with an ampersand in it. When I clicked on the link, it
> tried to open one with two backslashes in the address just before the
> ampersand. So this has nothing to do with HTML encoded email.

Curiouser and curiouser. I just checked the plain text version to which
I am replying and your original email. I do not see the spurious back
slashes in the one line display at the bottom of the Claws-mail window,
nor do I see the spurious back slashes when I copy and paste.

I am using Claws Mail version 3.11.1 on Debian 8.5. According to the
headers I am sending out:

X-Mailer: Claws Mail 3.11.1 (GTK+ 2.24.25; x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)

According to the header in your email, you are using:

X-Mailer: Claws Mail 3.12.0 (GTK+ 2.24.30; x86_64-suse-linux-gnu)

Brian Morrison <bdm at fenrir.org.uk> reports not seeing it, and he has:

X-Mailer: Claws Mail 3.14.0 (GTK+ 2.24.30; i686-w64-mingw32)

I conjecture that something between the two versions introduced the
bug, and it was subsequently removed.


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