Bug 370601 - Bad parsing of HTML mails the first time
Summary: Bad parsing of HTML mails the first time
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evolution   
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Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Matthew Barnes
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-11-07 23:43 UTC by Bastien Nocera
Modified: 2009-07-14 18:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 18:11:53 UTC
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bad-spam.png (28.60 KB, image/png)
2007-11-07 23:45 UTC, Bastien Nocera
no flags Details
proper-spam.png (53.16 KB, image/png)
2007-11-07 23:45 UTC, Bastien Nocera
no flags Details
spam.txt (13.80 KB, text/plain)
2007-11-07 23:46 UTC, Bastien Nocera
no flags Details

Description Bastien Nocera 2007-11-07 23:43:51 UTC

Whilst reading my new mail, sometimes some spam mails will show up as "sources"
the first time I read them. Clicking another mail item and coming back to it
shows the good spam.

It also happens with mail sent as HTML from normal users, so it's probably not
100% related to the content of that mail.

Comment 1 Bastien Nocera 2007-11-07 23:45:03 UTC
Created attachment 251041 [details]

What it looks like the first time you get to it.

Comment 2 Bastien Nocera 2007-11-07 23:45:37 UTC
Created attachment 251051 [details]

And after coming back to it.

Comment 3 Bastien Nocera 2007-11-07 23:46:09 UTC
Created attachment 251061 [details]

The sources of the mail.

Comment 4 Milan Crha 2007-11-09 10:32:03 UTC
I cannot reproduce this. I imported that mail, click on in to see and everything
works just fine. I suspect that your spam checker did this, but it's just a guess.
Can you try if you have same behavior if you only import the attached message to
the Evolution and click on it, if it will do same? If yes, can you try to
disable your spam checker and try again. If it helps, can you write here your
setup from Edit->Preferences->Mail Preferences, tab Junk, please? Thanks in advance.

Comment 5 Bastien Nocera 2007-11-12 09:53:56 UTC
It's only "sometimes", and with random HTML mails, mostly spam. It's not 100%

My spam filter was enabled, but I don't have any spam filtering plugins
installed (I'll file another bug, as older versions required spamassassin, and
spam filtering worked out of the box).

Again, going to another mail and back to that one usually displays the mail
correctly. Probably a race of some kind, or a bug in handling partial text in
GtkHtml. Not really sure.

Comment 6 Bastien Nocera 2008-06-24 16:55:06 UTC
Matthew, could you try subscribing to the clutter-list ML? It happens all the
time on this list:
I also noticed something weird in the headers of one of the mails:
List-Archive: http://lists.o-hand.com/clutter/MIME-Version: 1.0

Comment 7 Matthew Barnes 2008-07-10 12:40:16 UTC
Dumb question, but how do I subscribe to that list?
(Guess I'm too used to Mailman.)

Comment 8 Milan Crha 2008-07-10 13:21:19 UTC
It was a bit hard to find how to subscribe, everywhere I looked was only to
unsubscribe, but finally I found that it's done by just sending an email to

I'm receiving mails from them since July 1st, some of them are HTML, most of
them plain-text, but I cannot see the behaviour on my svn version. I have
prefer-plain in state "Show HTML if present".

Comment 9 Milan Crha 2008-08-07 14:01:26 UTC
Still no luck in reproducing in recent svn version. Bastien, your version is a bit old, not so much, but a bit it is. I'm not aware of any change in 2.12.3, or better in 2.22 in F9, but I believe the later will do things differently.
Are you able and willing to try with Fedora 9?

Comment 10 Bastien Nocera 2008-08-07 17:17:48 UTC
I still see it with:

Still able to reproduce when reading mail from an IMAP server. Likely a slow-ish server (it's not on the local network), and me switching mails too fast?

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