.p7m digital signed files do not open

Bug #515060 reported by Roberto Revelli on 2010-01-31
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
evolution (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: evolution


in Italy there is a new way to sign email, called PEC (Posta Elettronica Certificata). The problem with evolution is: if you receive a PEC message with attached a file, this one is codified with extension .p7m

Evolution don't work with this extension. I think that the problerm is only for italian people that must use PEC for work. The same thing happens with Thunderbird (2.xx and 3.xx).

Shame on me for poor english!!!


ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Jan 31 11:38:02 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/evolution
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release amd64 (20091027)
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Package: evolution 2.28.1-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-18.55-generic
SourcePackage: evolution
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-18-generic x86_64

description: updated
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

could you attach an example email to the report? Thanks.

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

The file postacert.eml contains another file (a document in pdf) that is codified with .p7m

From 2010 italian public administration should use this kind of digitally signed mail for every comunications with other adminstrations and, from 2011, also with citizens.


Found a workaround

install mpack (sudo apt-get mpac)

save the .eml where in want and use from terminal munpack *.eml


Jörg Frings-Fürst (jff-de) wrote :

Bug from 2010. Version not longer supported.
Change status to Invalid.

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