evolution doesn't display attached messages

Bug #416578 reported by Marjo F. Mercado on 2009-08-20
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
evolution (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: evolution

1) The release of Ubuntu you are using, via 'lsb_release -rd' or System -> About Ubuntu.
Description: Ubuntu 9.04
Release: 9.04
2) The version of the package you are using, via 'apt-cache policy packagename' or by checking in Synaptic.
  Installed: 2.26.1-0ubuntu2
  Candidate: 2.26.1-0ubuntu2
  Version table:
 *** 2.26.1-0ubuntu2 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     2.26.1-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/main Packages
3) What you expected to happen
On most attached emails, evolution automatically displays the attached emails. On this occasion, I only see the attached files as .dat files. When I try to open them, they only have the headers, not the text.
4) What happened instead
 When I try to open the attached files in a text editor, they only have the headers, not the text.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/evolution
Package: evolution 2.26.1-0ubuntu2
SourcePackage: evolution
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-15-generic i686

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for the report, what kind of attachment is that one? there's a couple of reports indicating issues with winmail.dat and pgp signed messages being displayed as .dat files. Could you attach an example to the report? Thanks in advance.

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to New. Thanks again!.

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Tomek Bury (tomek-bury) on 2011-09-28
Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → New
Tomek Bury (tomek-bury) wrote :

The attachment.dat file is in fact normal e-mail in the source form (headers, empty line, body).

$ file attachment.dat
attachment.dat: MIME entity text

The only difference from RFC2821 definition I can spot is the line endings. There should be Dos/Windows style CRLF line endings, as per RFC2821, but in the attachent.dat contains Unix-style LF line endings.

Jörg Frings-Fürst (jff-de) wrote :

bug from 2009. Version not more supported.
change status to invalid.

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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