Update to the Summary of the Summary
If you upgrade WordPress to 2.2.1 or higher, then you don’t need to read any further!
This plugin is now obsolete
Summary of the Summary
CRCRLF is an obsolete WordPress plugin.
If you read WordPress emails in Microsoft Outlook and don’t want to upgrade to the latest WordPress, you want this plugin.
WordPress and WordPress plugins automatically send emails to administrators, authors, commenters and subscribers.
WordPress 2.0 and 2.1 have a defect in the way they format emails.
WordPress 2.2 no longer has this defect! You don’t need this plugin if you upgrade WordPress to the latest!
The defect only occurs sometimes. It occurs when WordPress is being hosted on a Unix platform, including Linux. It does not occur when WordPress is hosted on a Windows platform.
Most email clients handle the defect without displaying any symptoms. The defect is only visible when anyone who receives the email (including administrators, authors, commenters and subscribers, depending on the active plugins) is running Microsoft Outlook.
In Microsoft Outlook, there are two symptoms:
- Paragraphs are run together.
- The first few lines of the email may contain cryptic header information, like the character set, e.g.
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=”UTF-8″
The CRCRLF plugin patches this defect. It ensures that the emails are formatted properly by WordPress.
I have published a more detailed description of the problem.
This plugin was rendered obsolete when a fix for WordPress Ticket #2603 became available in WordPress 2.2.
The CRCRLF plugin is named after the signature damage done to the email sent – each line suffices with two carriage return (CR) characters followed by a linefeed (LF) character.
Recommendation: Don’t follow these instructions, if you can update WordPress to the latest instead!
- Download CRCRLF 1.0.
- Unzip it and copy it into the plugins directory on your WordPress server.
- Activate it in the Admin Plugins page.
- You’re done!
If your server is Unix, then you need the plugin, it works, and it is tested.
If your server is Windows, then you don’t need the plugin, it should work and it is not tested.
If your server is Mac OS, then you might need the plugin, it should work and it is not tested.
The plugin was tested against Microsoft Outlook 2003 SP2 running on Windows.
If your WordPress version is 2.2.x, then you don’t need the plugin, it does no harm, and it is tested.
If your WordPress version is 2.0.x or 2.1.x, then you need the plugin, it works, and it is tested.
If your WordPress version is between 1.5 and 2.0, then you need the plugin, it should work, but it is not tested.
If your WordPress version is less than 1.5, then you probably need the plugin, it probably won’t work, and it is not tested.
This plugin redefines a pluggable function called
wp_mail. There are other plugins that also overwrite that function. This plugin may be rendered inoperative if other such plugins are activated and/or vice versa.
- 1.0, 29-Mar-06, CRLFLF goes live
- -.-, 24-Jun-07, CRLFLF is confirmed as obsolete.