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Re: rmail-reply (Emacs 22.1 rmail.el) fails when replying to self

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: rmail-reply (Emacs 22.1 rmail.el) fails when replying to self
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 23:19:13 +0300

> From: address@hidden
> Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2007 20:49:33 -0400
> Emacs version: 22.1 (emacs22-x).
> Operation system: GNU/Linux, kernel version 2.6.18 (Debian 4.1.1-19).
> Machine: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 2.00GHz, 1GB RAM.
> Problem in brief: While visiting an RMAIL buffer, viewing an email
>   message that was sent by user, user types 'r' (for rmail-reply) to
>   reply.  The reply command fails with message "Wrong type argument:
>   stringp, nil."  It does not fail in previous versions of Emacs
>   (e.g., 21.4).  It does not fail when replying to messages authored
>   by others.  More details below.

Thank you for your report.

Unfortunately, it doesn't fail for me, at least not in the stock Emacs
22.1 version of RMAIL.  Could you please try in "emacs -Q", and see if
the problem goes away?

>   The problem can be eliminated by replacing the function definition
>   for rmail-reply in rmail.el with corresponding rmail-reply function
>   definition from version 21.4.

Obviously, we don't want to go back to the old version, we want to
debug and fix the new one instead.

> Details: A message previously sent by the Emacs user will typically
>   show a "To:" header when viewed in RMAIL, but will not show a
>   "From:" header.

Can you please show an example of such a message?  I'm not sure I
understand what you mean.

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