Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 370601
Bad parsing of HTML mails the first time
Last modified: 2009-07-14 14:11:53 EDT
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.
Created attachment 251041 [details]
What it looks like the first time you get to it.
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And after coming back to it.
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The sources of the mail.
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.
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.
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
Dumb question, but how do I subscribe to that list?
(Guess I'm too used to Mailman.)
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".
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?
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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