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Subject[PATCH] 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

Signed-Off-By: Kirill Korotaev <>

--- ./Documentation/SubmittingPatches.xdoc 2006-09-01 13:12:05.000000000 +0400
+++ ./Documentation/SubmittingPatches 2006-09-08 21:11:44.000000000 +0400
@@ -209,6 +209,19 @@ Exception: If your mailer is mangling p
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);

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