Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 138594
Evolution shows no plain text emails
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:54 EST
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Description of problem:
When I click on an email, I see the headers but no content if the
email is a plain text email. Just the standard grey background.
If the email is in HTML form (like spam) I see the contents fine.
I just did a plain install of FC3 on my machine. I first did
rm -r /usr
rm -r /etc
To clean out all the old crap I've been accumulating. I kept /home
After the install I created a user with the same username as mu old
I started evolution and it migrated my FC1 evolution to evo2.
I keep most of my email on an IMAP server
I made a screenshot so you can see the bug in all it's glory.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. click on an email
Actual Results: No content displayed
Expected Results: Content of the email displayed
I fixed this by deleting all the MIME types I had defined in my
evo-1.4 configuration. Unfortunately I can no longer uses any bonobo
components to read any documents or attahments inline.
I used to use AbiWord to read MS Word and RTF docs, ggv to read post
script and pdf's and eof to view images.
It would be nice to get this functionality back.
BTW, we had a bug a while back in gnome-vfs2 where the Abiword
component was overzealously being used to view all mime types of the
form "text/*", which obviously broke things (even calendar files, see
e.g. bug #131359)
What exactly did you mean in comment #1 by "deleting all the MIME types"?
It sounds like reading plain text emails is working for you now, but a
migration that keeps /home _ought_ to work, so it would be good to
figure out what went wrong here.
Closing per lack of response to previous request for information.
This bug was originally filed against a much earlier version of Fedora
Core, and significant changes have taken place since the last version
for which this bug is confirmed.
Note that FC3 and FC4 are supported by Fedora Legacy for security
fixes only. Please install a still supported version and retest. If
it still occurs on FC5 or FC6, please reopen and assign to the correct
version. Otherwise, if this a security issue, please change the
product to Fedora Legacy. Thanks, and we are sorry that we did not
get to this bug earlier.