Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 354321
Showing amazon.com HTML emails takes a long time
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:20 EST
Description of problem:
Selecting and showing an HTML email from amazon.com takes something like 30 to
60 seconds on my AMD Sempron 2500+, with CPU usage at ~100% during that time.
There is no obvious reason for this; the emails are not particularly long, nor
have particularly many images.
The situation has not always been like this. At some point, about a year ago,
something in Amazon's emails changed and they became painfully slow to load in
Evolution. (The old emails are still quick to load.)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Subcsribe to receive amazon.com email ads.
2. View them in Evolution.
Can you attach a sample email as an mbox file so I can import it to try to
reproduce the delay? Sanitize the contents of the email as necessary.
Created attachment 239711 [details]
Amazon HTML email ad that loads very slowly in Evolution
My personal email addresses changed to firstname.lastname@example.org and
email@example.com. Otherwise intact.
Thanks, I can reproduce this somewhat. Only takes about 5 to 10 seconds on my
machine with Evolution 2.12.1, which is half as fast as yours.
Created attachment 255371 [details]
proposed gtkhtml patch
with this patch, it takes only a little time to display, and i didn't realize
any visual difference between the time before and after patch, maybe it can be
patched in this way. (The patch is without ChangeLog entry and so on because
the gnome's bugzilla is down today).
Moving this upstream where we will continue to track the problem.
Please see  for further updates.