[BUG] emacs: notmuch-mua-attachment-check finds triggering string inside forwarded messages

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Sun Jun 9 16:12:00 PDT 2019

On Wed 2019-05-08 19:19:18 +0200, Örjan Ekeberg wrote:

> I have found what seems to be a bug, or at least a misbehaviour of the
> "missing attachment warning" implemented by the otherwise so nice
> notmuch-mua-attachment-check.
> It works fine to detect the regexp for attachments in simple messages.
> The problem is that it also triggers the warning if a matching string is
> present inside a forwarded message.  This is particularly annoying when
> forwarding messages originating from MS-Exchange since those seem to
> always include a hidden header "X-MS-Has-Attach" where the word "Attach"
> constantly leads to false missing-attachment warnings.

I've tagged this with notmuch::bug so that it shows up at
https://nmbug.notmuchmail.org/status/, and i'm directly cc'ing dme,
since i think he's the author of notmuch-mua-attachment-check.  

> Would it be possible to somehow restrict the regexp search to the part
> of the message actually being authored?  Would it be too simplistic to
> end the search at the first occurrence of "\n\n<#" ?

that's pretty simplistic, but does seem better than the status quo.  do
you have a proposed patch?

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