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Bug 126291 - When forwarding inline, text attachments do not get sent, other do
When forwarding inline, text attachments do not get sent, other do
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: evolution (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matthew Barnes
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Reported: 2004-06-18 11:26 EDT by Joshua Jensen
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-12-31 17:11:19 EST
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Description Joshua Jensen 2004-06-18 11:26:15 EDT
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

How reproducible:

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

Actual results:

The text attachment doesn't make it

Expected results:

The text attachment should make it through just like non-text attachments
Comment 1 Joshua Jensen 2004-08-23 15:21:08 EDT
Ping ???
Comment 2 Dave Malcolm 2004-08-30 17:10:59 EDT
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.
Comment 3 Joshua Jensen 2005-01-24 13:38:02 EST
So how is this bug going?  Any progress in the past 5 months??
Comment 5 Matthew Barnes 2006-12-31 17:11:19 EST
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.

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