Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 126291
When forwarding inline, text attachments do not get sent, other do
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:02 EST
Description of problem:
When forwarding inline, text attachments do not get sent, while other
non-text attachments do
This is clearly a bug
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
stock evolution in RHEL3 with all updates
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Change forwarding preferences to "inline"
2. have someone send you an email with a text attachment
3 [details]. foward it back to them... or even yourself
The text attachment doesn't make it
The text attachment should make it through just like non-text attachments
I've done some investigation into this, but don't have a solution yet;
here's the current status:
I believe you're running Evolution 1.4.5, and the relevant code in
that version has a special-case for handling text attachments
(specifically, in function add_attachments_handle_mime_part in the
source file composer/e-msg-composer.c). For some reason it opts to
throw away text attachments at that stage of the process. I plan to
dig deeper and determine whether this is a logic error or a workaround
for a deeper problem.
So how is this bug going? Any progress in the past 5 months??
I was able to reproduce this problem in the latest Evolution release (2.9.4).
This upstream bug report describes a similar problem in 2.8:
Since this bug was never proposed for RHEL-3, I'm closing it here and will
continue to track the problem in the upstream bug report.