[Bug 11770] mapi32.dll.so does not support attachments for sending mail

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Thu Nov 12 11:45:32 CST 2009


--- Comment #16 from Austin English <austinenglish at gmail.com>  2009-11-12 11:45:31 ---
(In reply to comment #15)
> (In reply to comment #14)
> > Using xdg-mail?
> As you can see at:
> http://source.winehq.org/git/wine.git/?a=blob;f=dlls/mapi32/sendmail.c;h=cbbff9847e9400f46ffd8aa24398b12a441598fc;hb=HEAD#l455
> attachment support is simply not included in the fallback routine, which uses
> the system default mail client. Mainly because there is no universal protocol
> for attachments via mailto: - certain clients ignore attachments completely, or
> know of them but disallow them, or just don't know of them and ignore the
> entire request, as discussed in the other comments.
> Ideally, what needs implementing is a Wine-specific MAPI provider which passes
> through MAPI calls to the native mail client (possibly via xdg-mail on Linux,
> for instance). At the moment, if any Windows MAPI provider (eg, Outlook, OE,
> Thunderbird) is installed, the fallback routine is ignored. Providing a Wine
> MAPI provider would mean it would be listed in the list of mail clients in
> Internet Options, and the user could therefore pick such a mail client as their
> preference.

Perhaps this bug should be closed and a new one opened...

> This is something I might do at some point - it would be relatively
> straightforward. But the attachment issue is still a problem as long as e-mail
> clients have no agreed way of programmatically attaching files to mails.

Perhaps propose a standard to xdg at lists.freedesktop.org /
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/ ?

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