Derived Emails Are Dropped When The Display Name In The "From:" Header Contains More Than One Comma

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Problem

If an email includes a contained email, for example because an email was forwarded to someone else, Clearwell will fail to create a derived message if the display name of the participant in the "From:" header of the contained email contains two or more commas and the display name is not included inside quotes.

The following is an example of a contained email that Clearwell will fail to create a derived message for: 

-----Original Message-----
From: Person, A, Manager 
Sent: 29 August 2013 21:14
To: Person, D
Subject: Test email
 
This is test email.

Error Message

When using the participant picker tool in Advanced Search to find all emails involving a particular participant, the search results are not including the derived messages that involve that participant, even though the search option "Search in contained senders and/or recipients" has been selected.

Cause

If a display name with two or more commas is enclosed in quotes, for example "Person, A, Manager", Clearwell will correctly identify it as a single participant. Though, in a contained email, the quotes have usually been removed by the email client (e.g. Outlook). Since there are no quotes around the display name, Clearwell is unable to parse the participant display name. The end result is that a derived message is not created for the contained email.

For non-contained emails where the display name contains two or more commas, the sending email system will automatically add the quotes around the display name. This is because the comma is defined in the email standard as a special character. When the display name is inside quotes like this, Clearwell will correctly recognise a single participant. Because the quotes are lost in a contained email however, Clearwell has to implement custom parsing to parse the participant name(s). This custom parsing currently interprets one comma as being part of the same participant, but cannot currently handle two or more commas being present in the display name.

 

Solution

Veritas has acknowledged that the above-mentioned issue is present in the version(s) of the product(s) referenced in this article. Veritas is committed to product quality and satisfied customers.

This issue is currently under investigation by Veritas. Pending the outcome of the investigation, this issue may be resolved by way of a hotfix or cumulative hotfix in current or future revisions of the software. However, this particular issue is not currently scheduled for any release.  If you feel this issue has a direct business impact for you and your continued use of the product, please contact your Veritas Sales representative or the Veritas Sales group to discuss these concerns.  For information on how to contact Veritas Sales, please see https://www.veritas.com .

Please be sure to refer back to this document periodically as any changes to the status of the issue will be reflected here.

 

 

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