[Alpine-info] Broken links from some mailers
drf at maplepark.com
Fri Jun 4 14:59:25 PDT 2010
On Fri, 4 Jun 2010, Matt Ackeret wrote:
> On Fri, 4 Jun 2010, David Forrest wrote:
>> I've had problems opening some longer web links from some (not all)
>> correspondents that are shown on two lines. The second line is not
>> bolded and is not included when I click (actually "return") on the
>> partial link.
> Have you narrowed it down to it being from some people and/or from some
> mail programs?
It just seems to be from some mailers. The one that led me to ask was
Produced By Microsoft Exchange V6.5, but I wouldn't know if the writer
broke it on purpose.
> Are you sure the people aren't purposefully breaking the URL into two
> lines? Sometimes people do that.
> More info about how the emails were created _might_ (doubtful admittedly)
> help figure out what's causing it (and maybe figure out a solution/patch
> that could be generally available -- and yes I did see the responses already).
After seeing Eduardo Chappa's note about a patch, I found the 2.00
snapshot in my backups and applied his patch. That gave me the option he
noted and it worked well although it wasn't tagged with carets. Then I
recompiled 2.01 from re-alpine on sourceforge and found it gave me the
same option: edit the URL.
Thanks guys, I guess the answer was always there and I just didn't
exercise RTFM correctly. Sorry for the intrusion on your day.
David Forrest e-mail drf @ maplepark.com
St. Louis, Missouri (Sent by ALPINE 2.01 FEDORA 11 LINUX)
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