#3108 ✓fixcommitted
Tee Yen Ng

Long attachement filenames not being displayed

Reported by Tee Yen Ng | August 1st, 2022 @ 12:56 PM

Hi,

When I receive email from iOS Mail users which have attachments with long filenames Mailmate will only display the attachments as Attachment.XXX. The XXX will match the actual filename extension (i.e. pdf/docx/etc).

When I look at the raw message, the headers look like this:

Content-Type: application/x-custom-type;
    name*0=some_really_long_filename_that_goes_beyond_the_78_character_limit_of;
    name*1=mime_line.pdf
Content-Disposition: attachment;
    filename*0=some_really_long_filename_that_goes_beyond_the_78_character_limit;
    filename*1=_of_mine_line.pdf

I'm not sure if this is some oddity of iOS Mail, or some dusty part of a standard?

When Mailmate sends email, it doesn't seem to wrap the filename.

Cheers,
Yen

PS: on a side note, this ticket is being marked as spam. Not sure if me adding some more text to it will help matters, but here's trying!

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • benny

    benny August 11th, 2022 @ 12:29 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “fixcommitted”

    Attachment file names are badly standardized, but in this case MailMate is to blame (for not supporting the *-style). I do believe I already fixed it though. Could you check for me and let me know if I'm wrong: Hold down ⌥ when clicking “Check Now” in the Software Update preferences pane to get the latest test release.

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