Apostrophe in senders display name shows as escape character seque

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Tim VonDerHaar

I have an exchange 2003 SP2 environment that has been running for several

years. I have always had a curious issue where emails with senders names

that have an apostrophe will display in either Outlook or OWA as an escape

sequence of ' instead of the apostrophe. This is not to be confused with the

actual email address which does not contain an apostrophe, it is the senders

display name that then shows along with the email address.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Ed Crowley [MVP]

I've put apostrophes in display names for years with no problems. Are you

sure that your apostrophes are the dumb apostrophes as opposed to the smart

apostrophes that Office applications stick in there when you enable smart

quotes?

Ed Crowley MVP

"There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."

> .

"Tim VonDerHaar" <TimVonDerHaar> wrote in message

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> I have an exchange 2003 SP2 environment that has been running for several
> years. I have always had a curious issue where emails with senders names
> that have an apostrophe will display in either Outlook or OWA as an escape
> sequence of ' instead of the apostrophe. This is not to be confused with
> the
> actual email address which does not contain an apostrophe, it is the
> senders
> display name that then shows along with the email address.

> Thanks in advance.
 
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Tim VonDerHaar

Apostrophe and exchange senders name

I am fairly certain they are simple dumb apostrophe. To be sure, I have gone ahead and setup a test yahoo email account. I simply have a last name set as O'Brien and the result shown in exchange (whether outlook directly or OWA) shows the from as O'Brien and not the entered O'Brien when I setup the account in yahoo.

Ed Crowley [MVP] wrote:

I have put apostrophes in display names for years with no problems.

03-Jan-10

I have put apostrophes in display names for years with no problems. Are you

sure that your apostrophes are the dumb apostrophes as opposed to the smart

apostrophes that Office applications stick in there when you enable smart

quotes?

Ed Crowley MVP

"There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."

> .

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On Monday, December 28, 2009 11:43 AM

Tim VonDerHaar wrote:

Apostrophe in senders display name shows as escape character seque

I have an exchange 2003 SP2 environment that has been running for several

years. I have always had a curious issue where emails with senders names

that have an apostrophe will display in either Outlook or OWA as an escape

sequence of ' instead of the apostrophe. This is not to be confused with the

actual email address which does not contain an apostrophe, it is the senders

display name that then shows along with the email address.

Thanks in advance.

On Sunday, January 03, 2010 1:17 AM

Ed Crowley [MVP] wrote:

I have put apostrophes in display names for years with no problems.

I have put apostrophes in display names for years with no problems. Are you

sure that your apostrophes are the dumb apostrophes as opposed to the smart

apostrophes that Office applications stick in there when you enable smart

quotes?

Ed Crowley MVP

"There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."

> .

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Ed Crowley [MVP]

Re: Apostrophe and exchange senders name

What do you mean when you set up the account in Yahoo? This is an Exchange

forum.

Ed Crowley MVP

"There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."

> .

"Tim VonDerHaar" wrote in message

news:201038164122tvonderhaar@forcecontrol.com...
> I am fairly certain they are simple dumb apostrophe. To be sure, I have
> gone ahead and setup a test yahoo email account. I simply have a last name
> set as O'Brien and the result shown in exchange (whether outlook directly
> or OWA) shows the from as O'Brien and not the entered O'Brien when I
> setup the account in yahoo.

> Ed Crowley [MVP] wrote:

> I have put apostrophes in display names for years with no problems.
> 03-Jan-10

> I have put apostrophes in display names for years with no problems. Are
> you
> sure that your apostrophes are the dumb apostrophes as opposed to the
> smart
> apostrophes that Office applications stick in there when you enable smart
> quotes?
> > Ed Crowley MVP
> "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
> .

> Previous Posts In This Thread:

> On Monday, December 28, 2009 11:43 AM
> Tim VonDerHaar wrote:

> Apostrophe in senders display name shows as escape character seque
> I have an exchange 2003 SP2 environment that has been running for several
> years. I have always had a curious issue where emails with senders names
> that have an apostrophe will display in either Outlook or OWA as an escape
> sequence of ' instead of the apostrophe. This is not to be confused with
> the
> actual email address which does not contain an apostrophe, it is the
> senders
> display name that then shows along with the email address.

> Thanks in advance.

> On Sunday, January 03, 2010 1:17 AM
> Ed Crowley [MVP] wrote:

> I have put apostrophes in display names for years with no problems.
> I have put apostrophes in display names for years with no problems. Are
> you
> sure that your apostrophes are the dumb apostrophes as opposed to the
> smart
> apostrophes that Office applications stick in there when you enable smart
> quotes?
> > Ed Crowley MVP
> "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
> .

> DataContractSerializer Basics
> http://www.eggheadcafe.com/tutorials/aspnet/ad947ce6-cd3e-4647-b69c-94d2f3b1b265/datacontractserializer-ba.aspx
 
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Tim VonDerHaar

Exchange and apostrophes

The issue is receiving an email from someone that has an apostrophe for their name, hence setting up a yahoo email account as a test. The issue is Exchange shows the apostrophe as code, HTML I believe, instead of the apostrophe. If I create an exchange account that has a senders name with an apostrophe, it is received correctly. I have been testing further an found if I send an email from the same test yahoo account to say a gmail account, it shows correctly in gmail. If I send it to an exchange account (and I have found it's not just our exchange server, I have duplicated it on another exchange server), it shows as HTML code. So the question is, why does exchange interpret yahoo emails senders names differently?

Tim VonDerHaar wrote:

Apostrophe and exchange senders name

08-Mar-10

I am fairly certain they are simple dumb apostrophe. To be sure, I have gone ahead and setup a test yahoo email account. I simply have a last name set as O'Brien and the result shown in exchange (whether outlook directly or OWA) shows the from as O'Brien and not the entered O'Brien when I setup the account in yahoo.

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Ed Crowley [MVP]

Re: Exchange and apostrophes

What do the message headers show? Are you sure that Yahoo! isn't

translating the apostrophe into that code?

Ed Crowley MVP

"There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."

> .

"Tim VonDerHaar" wrote in message

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> The issue is receiving an email from someone that has an apostrophe for
> their name, hence setting up a yahoo email account as a test. The issue
> is Exchange shows the apostrophe as code, HTML I believe, instead of the
> apostrophe. If I create an exchange account that has a senders name with
> an apostrophe, it is received correctly. I have been testing further an
> found if I send an email from the same test yahoo account to say a gmail
> account, it shows correctly in gmail. If I send it to an exchange account
> (and I have found it's not just our exchange server, I have duplicated it
> on another exchange server), it shows as HTML code. So the question is,
> why does exchange interpret yahoo emails senders names differently?

> Tim VonDerHaar wrote:

> Apostrophe and exchange senders name
> 08-Mar-10

> I am fairly certain they are simple dumb apostrophe. To be sure, I have
> gone ahead and setup a test yahoo email account. I simply have a last
> name set as O'Brien and the result shown in exchange (whether outlook
> directly or OWA) shows the from as O'Brien and not the entered O'Brien
> when I setup the account in yahoo.

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Re: Exchange and apostrophes

Looking at the headers between the two emails received from yahoo and gmail, there is a difference.




Yahoo:


X-Mailer: YahooMailRC/300.3 YahooMailWebService/0.8.100.260964


Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2010 11:48:10 -0800 (PST)


From: "Tim O'Brien" <obie_test@yahoo.com>


Subject: test




Gmail:


Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2010 14:52:05 -0500


Message-ID: <2c82d7f21003091152l217fd5c9yff35320632e748b0@mail.gmail.com>


Subject: test


From: "Tim O'Brien" <obietest@gmail.com>




However, why does Exchange interpret things differently than other email systems. This same email from Yahoo to gmail or to my personal ISP (roadrunner) are displayed correctly with an apostrophe. I certainly see that Yahoo is sending the HTML code for an apostrophe, but why does one email system translate the code and the other doesn't?








What do the message headers show? Are you sure that Yahoo! isn't


translating the apostrophe into that code?


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Ed Crowley MVP


"There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."


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"Tim VonDerHaar" wrote in message


news:201039165857tvonderhaar@forcecontrol.com...

> The issue is receiving an email from someone that has an apostrophe for

> their name, hence setting up a yahoo email account as a test. The issue

> is Exchange shows the apostrophe as code, HTML I believe, instead of the

> apostrophe. If I create an exchange account that has a senders name with

> an apostrophe, it is received correctly. I have been testing further an

> found if I send an email from the same test yahoo account to say a gmail

> account, it shows correctly in gmail. If I send it to an exchange account

> (and I have found it's not just our exchange server, I have duplicated it

> on another exchange server), it shows as HTML code. So the question is,

> why does exchange interpret yahoo emails senders names differently?

>

>

>

> Tim VonDerHaar wrote:

>

> Apostrophe and exchange senders name

> 08-Mar-10

>

> I am fairly certain they are simple dumb apostrophe. To be sure, I have

> gone ahead and setup a test yahoo email account. I simply have a last

> name set as O'Brien and the result shown in exchange (whether outlook

> directly or OWA) shows the from as O'Brien and not the entered O'Brien

> when I setup the account in yahoo.

>

> Previous Posts In This Thread:

>

>

>

> How to display a Gravatar Image with 100 Percent Client Script Code

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Ed Crowley [MVP]

I can't say why it's being changed. It's behavior I've never seen before,

sorry.

Ed Crowley MVP

"There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."

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"tvonderhaar" <tvonderhaar.47nvnm@invalid> wrote in message

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> Looking at the headers between the two emails received from yahoo and
> gmail, there is a difference.

> Yahoo:
> X-Mailer: YahooMailRC/300.3 YahooMailWebService/0.8.100.260964
> Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2010 11:48:10 -0800 (PST)
> From: "Tim O'Brien" <obie_test@yahoo.com
> Subject: test

> Gmail:
> Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2010 14:52:05 -0500
> Message-ID:
> <2c82d7f21003091152l217fd5c9yff35320632e748b0@mail.gmail.com
> Subject: test
> From: "Tim O'Brien" <obietest@gmail.com
> However, why does Exchange interpret things differently than other
> email systems. This same email from Yahoo to gmail or to my personal
> ISP (roadrunner) are displayed correctly with an apostrophe. I
> certainly see that Yahoo is sending the HTML code for an apostrophe, but
> why does one email system translate the code and the other doesn't?

> 'Ed Crowley [MVP Wrote:
> > ;131369']What do the message headers show? Are you sure that Yahoo!
> > isn't
> > translating the apostrophe into that code?
> > > > Ed Crowley MVP
> > "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral
> > problems."
> > ..
>

>> "Tim VonDerHaar" wrote in message
> > news:201039165857tvonderhaar@forcecontrol.com...
> > > The issue is receiving an email from someone that has an apostrophe

> > for
> > > their name, hence setting up a yahoo email account as a test. The

> > issue
> > > is Exchange shows the apostrophe as code, HTML I believe, instead of

> > the
> > > apostrophe. If I create an exchange account that has a senders name

> > with
> > > an apostrophe, it is received correctly. I have been testing further

> > an
> > > found if I send an email from the same test yahoo account to say a

> > gmail
> > > account, it shows correctly in gmail. If I send it to an exchange

> > account
> > > (and I have found it's not just our exchange server, I have

> > duplicated it
> > > on another exchange server), it shows as HTML code. So the question

> > is,
> > > why does exchange interpret yahoo emails senders names differently?
> >>>> > Tim VonDerHaar wrote:
> >> > Apostrophe and exchange senders name
> > > 08-Mar-10
> >> > I am fairly certain they are simple dumb apostrophe. To be sure, I

> > have
> > > gone ahead and setup a test yahoo email account. I simply have a

> > last
> > > name set as O'Brien and the result shown in exchange (whether

> > outlook
> > > directly or OWA) shows the from as O'Brien and not the entered

> > O'Brien
> > > when I setup the account in yahoo.
> >> > Previous Posts In This Thread:
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> > tvonderhaar
> >
 

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