Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 123905
Bad advanced search permenantly hides all messages
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:43 EST
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Description of problem:
If you create an advanced search with a bad expression, then click
clear, all the messages in the folder you are currently viewing will
be hidden with no way of showing them short of restarting evolution.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start evolution
2. Select a victim mailbox which has messages within it
3. Go to Search -> Advanced
4. Change Subject to Expression and enter "a" in the textbox to the right.
5. Click OK (an error dialog will appear). Click Close.
6. Go Search -> Clear
Actual Results: All messages disappear
Expected Results: All messages to be displayed (since we have just
"cleared" the search)
The Advanced Search's Expression feature is completely inscrutable and
seemingly undocumented. I wound out working out its syntax by adding
other rules and analysing the error message.
I just tried to reproduce this in evolution-2.0.0; steps 1-6 work as
reported (with an inscrutable error dialog), but at no point do the
So the permanent message loss part of the bug looks fixed in Rawhide;
the rest I'm unlikely to spend engineering time on right now;
resolving as fixed in RAWHIDE.