Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#6301 closed defect

Pasting username into "Add Buddy" dialog from Excel 2007 returns user invalid

Reported by: seanmcleary Owned by: lschiere
Milestone: Component: unclassified
Version: 2.4.3 Keywords:


Copying a username (in my case an MSN email address) from Excel 2007 and pasting it into the Add Buddy dialog returns the following error:

Unable to add "<email address>

The username specified is invalid.

Typing in the same address by hand works fine as does paste in plain text from other applications. My guess is that Excel has some kind of formatting attached to the text but Pidgin should strip that out on paste.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by Sim-on

did you check if there is a space character behind the mail-adress?

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by seanmcleary

I did, yes. I tried this with several different addresses and the only thing that worked was to paste the address into Notepad (or similar) and then paste it into the Add Buddy dialog.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by QuLogic

  • pending changed from 0 to 1

Is that the exact error message? Because there is clearly a newline at the end of the e-mail address, if the ending quote truly is as in your example.

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by trac-robot

  • pending changed from 1 to 0
  • Status changed from new to closed

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