[wp-hackers] Password reset links breaking?

Peter Westwood peter.westwood at ftwr.co.uk
Tue Jun 29 06:39:42 UTC 2010

On 26 Jun 2010, at 16:03, Demetris wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 4:55 PM, Mike Walsh <mike_walsh at mindspring.com> wrote:
>> I use WordPress to manage a web site for our swim team.  Users have to login
>> to register their children for swim team but once they've done that, many
>> don't login again until the next season.  I get a lot of requests for
>> assistance with passwords and password resets.  Recently I asked a couple of
>> the people who've had trouble to forward the password reset e-mail they
>> receive to me and what I am seeing is the link being broken across two
>> lines.
>> With a user base which isn't super technical, many people don't know how to
>> "fix" the URL, it is simply broken for them.
> What if WordPress wrapped the URL in angle brackets (the less than and
> greater than signs) before sending it?
> I think all major mail clients understand the angle brackets convention.

They should do as that is in RFC822 from what I remember as recommended behaviour.

I don't see why we couldn't do this in core - please open a ticket in trac

Peter Westwood
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