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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0001797||SOGo||Web Mail||public||2012-05-09 21:41||2012-05-29 10:31|
|Target Version||1.3.16||Fixed in Version||1.3.16|
|Summary||0001797: Web mail handling of empty Subject|
It is not possible to send an email without a Subject.
Perhaps the Thunderbird behaviour of asking "Are you sure you want to send without a subject?" would be more appropriate than preventing it from happening.
If you read a mail with an empty subject, the subject is shown as "Untitled" which is not true.
If you reply to such an email, the subject is pre-filled as "Re: (nil)" which is not true either.
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A) Each email should have a subject.
B) What shall it display, when there is no subject?
C) Yes this really is a bug. it should either reply with
A) I disagree. It may be impolite to send a message without a subject but it is not the job of a mail client to force the inclusion of a subject. As far as I can tell from limited testing, the SOGo web mail client is unique in doing this. Thunderbird, Mac Mail, GMail, pine, mailx, squirrelmail all allow messages without a subject. Some of these clients ask "Are you sure you want an empty Subject?" but some don't. Surely the internet is about the freedom to do stuff like send emails without a subject :-)
B) It should display nothing - like Thunderbird for example. It should definitely not alter the content of the subject header because this is misleading. If the content is null, that's what should be shown.
C) I agree. I think it should be "Re:" (without the quotes)
We disagree on A), so let us see what others think, especially Invers.
B) Now I understand you. Yes, it could/should be empty, if you allow empty subjects.
We agree on C).
RFC 2822 Section 3.6.5 has Subject as an optional "Information field":
Fixed in revision 28cde64403e65a1ebeda3a984650fd31d8614f29 and f51ae70ff345179926dfdd4fd5856e968bdfc327.
|2012-05-09 21:41||whroberts||New Issue|
|2012-05-10 08:33||Christian Mack||Note Added: 0003879|
|2012-05-11 00:15||whroberts||Note Added: 0003885|
|2012-05-11 03:57||Christian Mack||Note Added: 0003886|
|2012-05-13 19:57||whroberts||Note Added: 0003898|
|2012-05-14 03:05||Christian Mack||Note Added: 0003899|
|2012-05-22 13:07||ludovic||Target Version||=> 1.3.16|
|2012-05-29 10:31||francis||Note Added: 0003979|
|2012-05-29 10:31||francis||Status||new => resolved|
|2012-05-29 10:31||francis||Fixed in Version||=> 1.3.16|
|2012-05-29 10:31||francis||Resolution||open => fixed|
|2012-05-29 10:31||francis||Assigned To||=> francis|