Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 498153
Thunderbird does not display messages according to their Content-type character set
Last modified: 2009-05-15 11:01:35 EDT
Description of problem:
Thunderbird does not display a message with a non-default character set according to the content-type as specified in the header.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Created attachment 344166 [details]
screenshot of non-reproduction
Sorry, as you can see on this Russian spam (sorry, for using spam, but that's the best collection of weird-languages emails I have ;-)).
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=windows-1251
and it is displayed correctly (yes, this is correct Russian, I can read it).
I would suspect some of your Thunderbird plugins making havoc. Are you able to reproduce the problem even when starting TB in the safe mode (start it in the terminal with -safe-mode as a parameter on the command line)? If yes, could you please attach some example of the message (hopefully not private) which shows the described issue (and a screenshot how it looks like on your computer), please?
Thank you very much
Thank you for helping me. I found out I had checked the "Apply default to all messages" option in the Inbox folder properties. I had misread the checkbox and thought it would apply a default, but NOT override messages' own charset setting, but apparently it does the opposite (upon more careful reading).
Sorry for that. This bug can be closed! Thanks again!