[R] MIME decoding in Mozilla Thunderbird

CG Pettersson cg.pettersson at evp.slu.se
Wed Dec 15 16:43:38 CET 2004

Ok, the time consumption could be a problem, I find it quite okay though.

My problem is to reach the actual messages.

If I use the option File/Attechments/Open, the window that opens just 
contain a list of all headers from the last 24 hours (from which I just 
choosed one - as I thought)

If I on the other hand use File/Attechments/Save, I can save the choosen 
    message as an .eml file. Why can´t I open it?

I realise this question should be on the Thunderbird list, but I have a 
feeling the coding in the MIME-digests of this list are unusually advanced.


Frank E Harrell Jr wrote:
> CG Pettersson wrote:
>> Hello all!
>> I recently switched mail program to Mozilla Thunderbird, running on W2k.
>> Everything works fine, except the MIME-digests from this list. The 
>> decoding doesn´t work properly.
>> I had contact with Martin Maechler some time ago, and he suggested a 
>> try on this list for ideas on how to do the decoding in Windows, even 
>> if it´s not a proper R-question.
>> Outlook do the proper job on the MIME, but using that is to go a bit 
>> far! Or?
>> /CG
> Thunderbird, which is an otherwise wonderful mail client, does not work 
> for r-help digests.  The reason is that if you receive 100 messages in a 
> day, Thunderbird inefficiently handles all the mime 'attachments', and 
> navigating them all is incredibly slow.  I didn't have the decoding 
> problem you mentioned though.

CG Pettersson MSci. PhD.Stud.
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
Dep. of Ecology and Crop production sciences (EVP).
cg.pettersson at evp.slu.se

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