[R] MIME decoding in Mozilla Thunderbird
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Wed Dec 15 16:46:30 CET 2004
>>>>> "CG" == CG Pettersson <cg.pettersson at evp.slu.se>
>>>>> on Wed, 15 Dec 2004 16:43:38 +0100 writes:
CG> Ok, the time consumption could be a problem, I find it quite okay though.
CG> My problem is to reach the actual messages.
CG> If I use the option File/Attechments/Open, the window that opens just
CG> contain a list of all headers from the last 24 hours (from which I just
CG> choosed one - as I thought)
CG> If I on the other hand use File/Attechments/Save, I can save the choosen
CG> message as an .eml file. Why canÂ´t I open it?
CG> I realise this question should be on the Thunderbird list, but I have a
CG> feeling the coding in the MIME-digests of this list are unusually advanced.
I don't think so.
AFAIK there are thousands of mailman-operated mailing lists out
there, and all of them use the same MIME digestification.
Consequently, I now think that you could pose this question / problem
on the 'mailman-users' mailing list as well and may get other
suggestions. (When you do, please indicate that we use "mailman
2.1.5" which is the latest released version).
CG> 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 doesnÂ´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 itÂ´s not a proper R-question.
>>> Outlook do the proper job on the MIME, but using that is to go a bit
>>> far! Or?
>> 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.
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