Thunderbird warning repeat - use --attach

Boaz Harrosh boaz at
Wed May 21 11:11:43 CDT 2008

Jeremy White wrote:
> So it seems as though every month or so, some id10t is bit by
> the Thunderbird bug where it mangles perfectly reasonable looking
> git-format-patch drafts.
> This month, I won the prize! :-)
> I had always habitually done --attach, because that's what GitWine says to do.
> But after scratching my head, reading man pages, and
> checking my drafts, I decided that was lame; inline is always nicer, and
> I dropped the --attach.  Big mistake; the draft may look okay, but the end result
> is mangled somehow.
> Thanks to Dmitry for alerting me.
> I've filed a bug with Mozilla over this:
> My sense is that its a subtle bug of some kind; I've had a hard
> time articulating a strategy to reproduce it (which, by Occam's
> razor, immediately suggests I'm just missing something :-/).
> So if others are bit by this and can share any clues or tips
> for the Mozilla devs on how to reproduce it, I'd appreciate it.
> Cheers,
> Jeremy

It's a known issue with Thunderbird and git. you need to set
mailnews.send_plaintext_flowed = false
mailnews.wraplength = 0


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