Commit 683e91cb authored by Kirill Korotaev's avatar Kirill Korotaev Committed by Linus Torvalds
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[PATCH] SubmittingPatches: add a note about "format=flowed" when sending patches

Add a note about "format=flowed" when sending patches and explain how to
fix mozilla.  Thunderbird has the similar options.

Signed-off-by: default avatarKirill Korotaev <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 03cbc358
......@@ -209,6 +209,19 @@ Exception: If your mailer is mangling patches then someone may ask
you to re-send them using MIME.
WARNING: Some mailers like Mozilla send your messages with
---- message header ----
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii; format=flowed
---- message header ----
The problem is that "format=flowed" makes some of the mailers
on receiving side to replace TABs with spaces and do similar
changes. Thus the patches from you can look corrupted.
To fix this just make your mozilla defaults/pref/mailnews.js file to look like:
pref("mailnews.send_plaintext_flowed", false); // RFC 2646=======
pref("mailnews.display.disable_format_flowed_support", true);
7) E-mail size.
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