PGP encrypted mail sent from MS Outlook are not displayed decrypted

Bug #219104 reported by Traxter
This bug affects 1 person
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evolution (Ubuntu)
evolution-data-server (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: evolution

This is a resubmit of a bug that was invalidated because the submission was made too long ago. The bug was never fixed and I'm therefore creating a new bug report since the problem still exists and is very annoying. Please note that I was encouraged by the moderator here (don't remember his name) to resubmit the bug report.

Ubuntu 7.10 (amd64), Evolution 2.12.1, GnuPG 1.4.6

It works fine to send GPG encrypted mails from Evolution to MS Outlook or to another Evolution client, but when an email sent from MS Outlook encrypted with PGP Desktop then Evolution can not parse the message and thereby does not decrypt and display the message. I have no problems with reading encrypted emails sent from another evolution client so there is nothing wrong my keys. I expected the messages in the emails to be displayed but the received emails from MS Outlook are instead displayed like this in evolution:

************* Bug submitters note: the content that evolution displays starts below this line *************
Could not parse PGP/MIME message
gpg: armor header: Version: PGP Desktop 9.8.2 (Build 3005)
gpg: public key is 004BEC3A
gpg: encrypted with RSA key, ID 004BEC3A
gpg: decryption failed: secret key not available
************* Bug submitters note: content ended on the previous line *************

The entire email looks like like this (I have put X's in the ip- and email-addresses):

************* Bug submitters note: full email starts below this line *************
Return-path: <email address hidden>
Received: from Mattes (unverified [XXX]) by
        (Rockliffe SMTPRA 6.0.11) with ESMTP id <email address hidden> for
        <email address hidden>; Fri, 18 Apr 2008 10:02:24 +0200
Received: from Mattes by Mattes (PGP Universal service); Fri, 18 Apr 2008
        10:09:03 +0100
X-PGP-Universal: processed; by Mattes on Fri, 18 Apr 2008 10:09:03 +0100
From: "Me" <email address hidden>
To: <email address hidden>
Subject: outlook to evolution
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 10:08:42 +0200
Message-ID: <000b01c8a12b$7722e3a0$6568aae0$>
MIME-Version: 1.0
X-Mailer: Microsoft Office Outlook 12.0
Thread-Index: AcihK2pvnwvEmJx4SZqMBC6ZFUC1RQ==
X-PGP-Encoding-Format: MIME
X-PGP-Encoding-Version: 2.0.2
Content-Type: multipart/encrypted; boundary="PGP_Universal_812F09E6_E522C593_E5CCA7F3_B45E5D2A"; protocol="application/pgp-encrypted"
X-Evolution-Source: pop://XXX%<email address hidden>/

Content-Type: application/pgp-encrypted; x-mac-type=54455854; name=Version.txt
Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=Version.txt

Version: 1

Content-Type: application/octet-stream; x-mac-type=70674546; name=Message.pgp
Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=Message.pgp

Version: PGP Desktop 9.8.2 (Build 3005)


************** Bug submitters note: full email ended on the previous line *************

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Traxter (mattias-smartcore) wrote :

The bug still exists on Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 LTS with Evolution 2.22.1. and GnuPG 1.4.6.

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Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for your report, can you send this upstream since you're getting the issue and can answer to the questions the upstream maintainers will do? for forwarding instructions please take a look to , leaving this as incomplete until it get forwarded, thanks you.

Changed in evolution:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
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Traxter (mattias-smartcore) wrote :

I have now submitted an identical bug report at Bug ID #531262. Let me know if you need anything else. I'll keep this page updated with more info when it's available.

Changed in evolution:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
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Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

great, linking the upstream report, thanks both.

Changed in evolution:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in evolution:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in evolution:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in evolution:
status: New → Invalid
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Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Is this still an issue with latest evolution on Lucid? May you please test and comment back? Thanks in advance.

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Incomplete
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Traxter (mattias-smartcore) wrote :

I haven't used Evolution in nearly two years so I have no idea of the current status of this bug.

Changed in evolution:
status: Invalid → Confirmed
Changed in evolution:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

this bug will be fixed in evolution 2.30.2 and evolution 2.31.3

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Fix Committed
Didier Roche (didrocks)
affects: evolution (Ubuntu) → evolution-data-server (Ubuntu)
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package evolution-data-server - 2.30.2-0ubuntu1

evolution-data-server (2.30.2-0ubuntu1) maverick; urgency=low

  * New upstream release:
    - Mail inline parser doesn't always work (Milan Crha) (LP: #219104)
    - Corruption of mailbox and can't expunge trash (Milan Crha)
      (LP: #286497, #325157)
    - WebDAV addressbook is too strict about content-type (Petr Tomasek)
    - Handle server's resource rename on WebDAV PUT response (Milan Crha)
    - Use NSS SQLite database, if available (Craig Ringer)
    - Fix NULL return without exception on krb5-auth-dialog
      failure (David Woodhouse)
    - Categories not translated in menus (Matthew Barnes) (LP: #443215)
    - Fix translation domain for default categories (Gert Michael Kulyk)
    - Mishandling of '@' in WebDAV contacts username (Milan Crha)
      (LP: #497146)
    - Use CRLF in signed & encrypted S/MIME messages
    - Remove superfluous space in flags in APPEND command (David Woodhouse)
    - Crash in gnome_keyring_item_info_free from e-passwords.c (Milan Crha)
    - Fix GSSAPI (and other SASL) authentication for imapx (David Woodhouse)
    - Teach camel_sexp_to_sql_sexp about no-arg (match-all)
      (Matt McCutchen 2)
    - Contacts are not displayed in GW Addressbook (Bharath Acharya)
    - Don't use an unitialized key in folder_changed_remove_uid
      (Claudio Saavedra)
    - Evolution didn't quit due to deadlock (Milan Crha)
    - Crash of e-addressbook-factory on second start of evolution (Milan Crha)
    - Fix translation of birthday and anniversary events (Gert Michael Kulyk)
    - Return formatted address in e_destination_get_address (David Ayers)
      (LP: #229187)
    - Add imap-over-custom-command support for imapx (David Woodhouse)
    - Fix fetch of large mails from broken servers like Exchange
      (David Woodhouse)
    - Fix double command ->complete() in imapx_command_start_next()
      (David Woodhouse)
    - Fix double-free of is->literal in cancel_all_jobs() (David Woodhouse)
    - use 'UID FETCH' instead of 'FETCH' for scan_changes (David Woodhouse)
    - Remove GroupWise debugging messages. (Matthew Barnes)
    - Bump libedataserver soname twice. (Matthew Barnes)
    - Check EBook DBus error names without underscores too (Milan Crha)
    - Create a section in the name selector dialog in its own function
      (Federico Mena Quintero)
    - Create the configdir instead of bailing out if it does not exist
      (Fridrich Štrba)
    - Don't set a default vertical size for the name selector window
      (Federico Mena Quintero)
    - Fix locking issues in cancel_all_jobs() (David Woodhouse)
    - Fix pointlessly narrow default width in the name selection dialog
    - Name the pointless label at the top, so it can be disabled for MeeGo
      (Michael Meeks)
    - Fix tagprefix for multiple accounts. (David Woodhouse)
    - Fix typo in patch for bug on WebDAV (Milan Crha)
    - Put the name selector's section labels in the same row as the
      treeviews (Federico Mena Quintero)
    - Redo the container hierarchy in the name selector dialog
      (Federico Mena Quintero)
    - Remove an unused label in the name selector ...


Changed in evolution-data-server (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package evolution - 2.30.2-0ubuntu1

evolution (2.30.2-0ubuntu1) maverick; urgency=low

  * New upstream release:
    - Proxy login window is not in focus. (Vibha Yadav)
    - Mail inline parser doesn't always work (Milan Crha) (LP: #219104)
    - [new-mail-notify] Intermittent notifications (Milan Crha)
    - SIGSEGV in e_plugin_mono_register_type (bnc)
      (Chenthill Palanisamy)
    - Use camel_init() to initialize NSS consistently (David Woodhouse)
    - Don't overwrite Date: header when writing Fcc (David Woodhouse)
    - New folder window is not in focus in filter dialog (Milan Crha)
    - Allow setting alarms on any meeting (Jim Ramsay) (LP: #528557)
    - Reopened drafts shouldn't ask for save without change
      (Milan Crha) (LP: #510529)
    - Custom headers not displayed in message preview (Milan Crha)
    - Calendar view not remembered (Milan Crha)
    - Can't drag and drop multiple attachments (Matthew Barnes)
    - 'Mark as junk' should be disabled in junk folder (Milan Crha)
    - Crash in em_format_snoop_type (Michel Dänzer)
    - No copyright/licensing information for geo-utils (Cedric Bosdonnat)
    - Use cached table row height rather than recalculate (Michel Dänzer)
    - Reduce junk icon size (LP: #582839)
    - Preview pane's attachment bar accepts drop (Matthew Barnes)
    - Use contact's free/busy URL only when not empty (Holger Mickler)
    - New task pop up in calendar day view doesn't work (Matthew Barnes)
    - Don't display attachment size if it's unknown (Matthew Barnes)
    - Evolution allows moving IMAP Inbox to other folders (Milan Crha)
    - Force 24h format for locales not supporting 12h format
      (Gert Michael Kulyk)
    - Set translation domain for e-mail-reader actions (Gert Kulyk)
    - System timezone label not initialized in preferences (Matthew Barnes)
    - Crash printing contacts in List View (Bharath Acharya)
    - Quits without asking user to save unfinished messages
      (Milan Crha) (LP: #572962)
    - Various data file cleanups (Matthew Barnes)
    - Missing icon in alarm dialog (Matthew Barnes)
    - Mobile Phone of imported contacts not shown in preview (Milan Crha)
    - "Mark All Messages as Read" shortcut missing (Matthew Barnes)
    - Crash when viewing/closing messages quickly (Matthew Barnes)
    - Mailer's crash avoidance features are broken (Matthew Barnes)
    - mail_shell_backend_sync_store_cb() has wrong signature (Jonathon Jongsma)
    - GtkHTML color settings not being honored (Matthew Barnes)
    - system_tz_label is not translated in cal-prefs-dialog
      (Gert Michael Kulyk)
    - EventEditor: Disconnect signal handlers before disposing model
      (Matthew Barnes)
    - Next/prev shortcuts should focus message list (Matthew Barnes)
    - Checkbox in vfolder deletion prompt is saved backwards (Matthew Barnes)
    - Improve auto-selection of messages (Matthew Barnes)
    - Due date is not displayed in message list (Matthew Barnes)
    - Use default headers when none stored to display in mailer (Milan Crha)
      Fix a typo on that prevents installation of a big
      chunk of the stock icons (Fridrich Štrba)
    - Cr...


Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in evolution:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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