WINMAIL.DAT Support in Mail App [off-topic]

asked 2015-01-06 16:03:36 +0300

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updated 2015-01-07 14:23:52 +0300

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Please Support WINMAIL.DAT in the Email App.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "question is off-topic or not relevant" by JSEHV
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You are asking to support some random RTF failure by probably microsoft... please consider asking those µsoft sheep to send proper multipart instead of requesting support for a design failure

chemist ( 2015-01-06 17:30:23 +0300 )edit
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They even can't get the MIME-type correct. It's an anti-feature, even worse than the HTML mail which they thoroughly have messed up.

Fuzzillogic ( 2015-01-06 20:06:24 +0300 )edit
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No need in Jolla to support any proprietary formats and protocols, specifically not security and privacy threatening, closed and broken non-standard implementations by M$(NSA).

foss4ever ( 2015-01-06 20:52:08 +0300 )edit

Amazing, these anti MS comments. If Jolla wants to have any relevance it is not a bad idea to support one of the biggest free email providers in the world.

FJVA ( 2015-01-06 23:49:52 +0300 )edit
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@FJVA: there has been a bug report/feature request for Thunderbird to support winmail.dat for the past 14 (fourteen) years: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=77811

It has not been implemented. There is no chance whatsoever this will ever be implemented by Jolla, or really by anyone on/or anything. And, as @Fuzzillogic mentioned, if Microsoft can't even do something they came up with right, how can you expect someone else to do it? It's like how people complain LibreOffice and such can't open or create MS Word files correctly, where in fact it's MS who can't even adhere to their own standards.

nthn ( 2015-01-07 13:00:51 +0300 )edit