#1781 all parenthesis are prepended with backslash

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nobody
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2005-05-30
2005-05-27
dspan
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My companies IMAP server is exchange. Everything works
well connecting to it. The IMAP server (exchange)
automatically adds the persons username to the end of
their full name in parenthesis. New versions of
exchange add the username in parenthesis by default if
the sender is part of your exchange server.

It should look like this:

John Doe (jdoe)

In squirrelmail it looks like:

John Doe \(jdoe\)

This seems to happen all over the place in
Squirrelmail. If I reply to a big thread, it injects
these backslashes everywhere someones username is
referenced. I have reproduced the problem on every
version of apache, mod_php, and squirrelmail I can find.

Currently Running,

squirrelmail 1.5.1
mod_php 4.3.11
apache 2.0.54-r5

I even fired up my really old squirrelmail machine
running on RedHat 7.2 (was new when I built it)...
Same problem, all really old versions of everything.

I am more than willing to help troubleshoot this
trouble. If you want more info, just let me know.

Squirrelmail #1 (just wish I could use it)

Discussion

  • Jonathan Angliss

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    Can you provide an example email, you can change the full
    email addresses to protect the innocent. I use an exchange
    server for the office, and deal with people using ( ) in the
    email addresses all the time, for example:

    Blogs, Joe (Jim) <email here>

    I don't have an issue with the \ appearing.

     
  • dspan

    dspan - 2005-05-29

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    The body of the email is fine. It only happens on the
    preview screen and in the header section.

    Log in to squirrelmail... click Inbox on the left pane,
    imagine every sender in the from column being butchered with
    backslashes. I have attached a screenshot of what it looks
    like.

    Now click on a message and look at brief header info.
    Here is an actual copy of the brief header from my server:

    Subject: RE: Testing Squirrelmail
    From: "Johnny Magoo \(jmagoo\)" <jmagoo@magoo.com>
    Date: Sat, May 28, 2005 9:06 pm
    To: "Max Power \(maxpower\)" <maxpower@magoo.com>
    Priority: Normal
    Options: View Full Header | View Printable Version

    ~~~END EXAMPLE~~~

    It is happening to a bunch of people that I know... I just
    decided to take the initiative and submit a bug. We are all
    using different flavors of linux/unix with different
    versions of apache, php and squirrelmail. We have just
    about everything covered and still, backslashes everywhere.

    What are the exact versions you are using?

    Thanks in advance.

     
  • dspan

    dspan - 2005-05-29

    Backslash mystery appearing everywhere

     
  • Jonathan Angliss

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    When I said an example, I wanted an example email attached
    to this ticket so I could look at the headers, and possibly
    use that as an example on my server(s).

    I'm using 1.4.4, 1.4.5-cvs (as of 2005-05-29). 1.5.1-cvs (as
    of 2005-05-29), and on Exchange 2003, also on Courier-IMAP.
    I am not seeing what you are seeing.

    What do you have set for your magic_quotes_gpc in your
    php.ini file?

     
  • Tomas Kuliavas

    Tomas Kuliavas - 2005-05-30

    test one

     
  • Tomas Kuliavas

    Tomas Kuliavas - 2005-05-30

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    It is not specific to imap server. It might be specific to
    formating used by email client.

     
  • Tomas Kuliavas

    Tomas Kuliavas - 2005-05-30
    • milestone: 101719 -->
     
  • Tomas Kuliavas

    Tomas Kuliavas - 2005-05-30

    test two

     
  • dspan

    dspan - 2005-05-31

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    I have tried Magic Quotes on and off. No difference.

     
  • Jonathan Angliss

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    How did you download these messages? They both have \ in
    the headers themselves.

     
  • Tomas Kuliavas

    Tomas Kuliavas - 2005-05-31

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    courier-imap server. squirrelmail 1.4.5cvs message_details
    plugin.

    Message was generated with Outlook Express 6 SP1 + all
    Win98SE patches.

    Raw message stored in maildir has slashes too.

    I think Outlook Express adds slashes when user name contains
    special chars.

     
  • Tomas Kuliavas

    Tomas Kuliavas - 2005-07-20

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    Dublicate (closed) bug report
    [ 1241109 ] backslashes in address formatting causes problems

     

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