[Bug 201655] Re: send email with attachement from openoffice through thunderbird fails: "unable to open the temporary file"
gnomefreak at gmail.com
Tue Jul 29 10:24:17 UTC 2008
updated description to add procedure, and results information.
added upstream bug to this bug.
Marked as confirmed since i was able to reproduce this bug.
just to add i have this attachment i was trying to send in $HOME/Documents/
not in temporary folder
** Description changed:
After a few tests, it seems that thunderbird won't send an attachment using the OpenOffice UNO-Service com.sun.star.system.SimpleCommandMail when there is an non-ASCII charakter (german umlaut) in the path of the attachment location.
Using the built-in OO-function "send email as pdf" everthing works fine (as the attachement is saved in /tmp without any special characters).
Surprisingly thunderbird has no problem with files in folders with special characters that are attached to manual created emails (not using openoffice).
+ open a file with an Umlaut öäüÖÄÜ (like the file in comment
+ in OOo File -> Send -> document as email (with thunderbird/icedove in
+ Extras -> Options -> Internet -> email )
+ You will get a new message windows from thunderbird/icedove
+ Enter a recipient and press send.
+ results: get error message 'Sending message failed. Temporary file /tmp/sv1g1.tmp/sv1g3.tmp/filename ä.pdf could not be opened. Check your settings for "Temporary folder".'
+ expected results: It sends email.
** Also affects: thunderbird via
** Changed in: mozilla-thunderbird (Ubuntu)
Importance: Undecided => Low
Status: Incomplete => Confirmed
send email with attachement from openoffice through thunderbird fails: "unable to open the temporary file"
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