Bug 217631 - Evolution fails to decode headers.
Evolution fails to decode headers.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evolution (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matthew Barnes
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Reported: 2006-11-28 20:01 EST by David Woodhouse
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-11-29 05:03:23 EST
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Description David Woodhouse 2006-11-28 20:01:36 EST
Given a header like this:

Subject: =?UTF-8?Q?[MTD]=20CAF=C3=89=20NAND:=20Add=20'slowtiming'=20parameter,

... Evolution fails to decode it because of the whitespace in it (the newline).

Note that this is Evolution's "raw" message view, and may be
whitespace-corrupted by Evolution (bug 83257, January 2003). But it does seem to
be the line break which upsets Evolution.

AFAICT Evolution doesn't handle =?UTF-8?B?...?= format at all, either.
Comment 1 David Woodhouse 2006-11-29 05:03:23 EST
The =UTF8?Q?...?= bug with the newline in seems to be a mailman bug (bug 217667)
-- I think RFC2047 exonerates Evolution on that score, although perhaps an
argument could be made for being liberal in what we accept.

I was sure that I'd also seen Evolution consistently fail to decode headers of
the form =?UTF-8?B?SGVsbG8=?= too, but upon testing it seems to work, so either
it's fixed in FC6 or I was imagining it -- or it was just badly formed in the
spam I was looking at. Closing this bug accordingly.

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