my pidgin can not transfer file

David Woolley forums at
Sat Jan 22 05:56:31 EST 2011

David Woolley wrote:

> Also please submit a bug report on your email program.  It has placed a 
> ",", outside of quotation marks, in the human readable part of the name, 
> in the From: header.  Although this is slightly obscured by the coding 

Please ignore this.  Having checked RFC 2047, it looks like Thunderbird 
is at fault here.  However, given the relative popularity of 
Thunderbird, it may be advisable to avoid the "," anyway.  I'm using an 
old Thunderbird, so it may have been fixed, but there are many 
Thunderbird bugs which are many years old.

David Woolley
Emails are not formal business letters, whatever businesses may want.
RFC1855 says there should be an address here, but, in a world of spam,
that is no longer good advice, as archive address hiding may not work.

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