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Maybe you should escape the spaces?

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@David thanks, it works perfectly now – Tobias Kienzler Jul 22 '10 at 9:03
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For uri encoding, a + is an acceptable and recommended replacement for space. It is definitely more desired than the less readable %20. When you search with google, spaces in the search terms are replaced with +. The same applies to all form fields.

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How is this wrong? The resulting launch of mail client processes it correctly.

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Thunderbird 3.0.4 (win) starts up with the pluses and no spaces. But ok, then it is a T-bird issue – Tobias Kienzler Jul 15 '10 at 10:10

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