Bug 134308 - HTML message which kills future HTML message display
Summary: HTML message which kills future HTML message display
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evolution
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dave Malcolm
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: FC4Update
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-10-01 09:02 UTC by Tim Waugh
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: 2.0.3
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-08-30 00:17:17 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Mailbox containing trigger HTML message (27.13 KB, application/octet-stream)
2004-10-01 09:03 UTC, Tim Waugh
no flags Details

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
GNOME Bugzilla 267496 0 None None None Never

Description Tim Waugh 2004-10-01 09:02:09 UTC
Description of problem:
Attached is a mail box containing a message which, once viewed, causes
evolution not to display any HTML messages at all.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. View an HTML message
2. View the message that is attached
3. Try to view the HTML message as in step 1

Actual results:
The other HTML message can be viewed correctly in step 1, but not at
all in step 3.

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2004-10-01 09:03:19 UTC
Created attachment 104621 [details]
Mailbox containing trigger HTML message

Comment 2 Dave Malcolm 2004-10-01 18:20:23 UTC
Thanks; I can reproduce the bug here.   I've done a little more
investigation, am about to dig out the source.  

It seems to only affect the email Preview pane for me, if I
double-click on other emails to open them in separate windows, they
still appear as normal for me, after viewing the attached email (both
in preview mode, and as a full window).  Can you verify that this is
what happens for you?  So I think that some state is getting set into
the preview window that's breaking it permanently (until evolution is

Also, having performed the various steps, I can do a Print Preview and
"see" other HTML emails, but the email you attached comes out blank
for me in Print Preview too.

Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2004-10-03 14:49:21 UTC
Yes, it's just the preview pane (sorry, I forgot to say that originally).

Comment 4 Christopher A. Williams 2004-11-05 15:16:14 UTC
Actually for me it's more than just the preview pane. Opening the
message in its own window will sometimes work - but other times the
message will not display no matter what you do. I can't find any other
pattern to this behavior. It does appear to be messages that use CSS
tags in particular, or sometimes messages where the HTML portion is a
MIME attachment.

I'm using:

Hope that helps some more.

Comment 5 Kjartan Maraas 2004-11-09 21:05:18 UTC
Seeing the same here with current packages from rawhide. Strange thing
is that I only saw it earlier today on an IMAP account, and I can't
reproduce it now using my local mailstore from my pop3 account... Just
some input...

Comment 7 Dave Malcolm 2004-12-17 04:03:11 UTC
(possibly related to bug #138274: see especially comment 5 of that bug)

Comment 8 Tom Duffy 2005-01-06 00:06:39 UTC
Looks like this was fixed in evolution 2.0.3:

XB67496 - html email not rendered in preview pane (Michael)

Are we going ot see this as an update to FC3?


Comment 10 Dave Malcolm 2005-08-30 00:17:17 UTC
An update to Evolution 2.0.4 has been released; this ought to fix this issue. 
I'm going to close this bug.  Please reopen it if you're still seeing these
symptoms with the latest FC3 packages.

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