__/ [Chris] on Monday 12 December 2005 15:59 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Apologies in advance for a slightly off-topic post. I could not find a
>> more suitable newsgroup and I saw Thunderbird questions in this newsgroup
>> At present, I am using both KMail and Thunderbird. The reason: when
>> attachments are bound to outgoing messages they can only be sent from
>> KMail. 6 months ago, and I suspect from the very first time that I
>> installed Thunderbird, warning came up if I forwarded messages as
>> attachments; eventually these were sent OK. I can never, however, send
>> messages with attachments from Thunderbird, not even simple ASCII file.
>> Here is the error I get:
>> "There has been a problem including the file <FILE> in the message. Would
>> you like to continue sending the message without the file? [CANCEL] [OK]"
> Have you looked in /var/log/messages for a more meaningful
> error message?
Thanks, Chris. I never knew about the existence of /var/log/messages as I am
not an experienced Linux user. Having just tried to reproduce the error and
then take a glance at /var/log/messages (needed root permission) I came to
realise that whenever I add an attachment using drag-and-drop, the error
comes up. I have never used the 'attach' option, which appears to get rid of
the problem altogether. This is great news, to me at least.
>> [Thunderbird version 1.0.2, SuSE 8.2.]
> That's a very old version of Suse :-(
> Thunderbird is now at 1.0.7. How about trying that version
> instead? If Yast doesn't give you the option of a newer
> version, you can quite easily install the newer version
> 'manually' from the tarball from mozilla.org.
Thanks again. If it weren't for your suggestion, I wouldn't have spotted that
workaround. /var/log/messages was never truly used, but in the process, I
happened to find a solution to this long-standing problem.
I use SuSE 9.3 at home, but I tend to avoid change because it can be highly
time-consuming. The box at work is heavily customised.