Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 497587
email messages with subject line that contain percent character are hidden
Last modified: 2009-06-28 21:16:02 EDT
Description of problem:
When email message with subject line that contains % char is received Evolution displays for a fraction of second some error message (it is not long enough to see what it actually says) and then the message disappears from the Inbox.
Note that this problem is experienced only for messages received and stored on MS Exchange server.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have someone send you email with subject line containing % character
2. Note the message appear in your Inbox
3. Click on the subject line to display the content in the message preview area
Some text (it appears to be error message to me) appears for fraction of a second, followed by the complete disappearance of the message from the Inbox.
Message should be displayed in the preview area.
Few more notes:
A. The message stays on the server, i.e. it is not deleted. It can be viewed, moved, replied to, etc. without errors, through native MS Outlook client or OWA.
B. A simpler method to reproduce the error is this:
1. Click on the button to create new message. If you have multiple accounts configured, make sure to choose in the "From" line the account for the MS Exchange server.
2. Type a "%" character in the subject line
3. Click on "Save Draft" button"
4. Observe the error message in the status bar at the bottom -- "Error while Saving message to folder"
I am not 100% certain but it seems possible to me that both problems are related or even they may have the same root cause.
Can you retest with a more recent version, either from Fedora 10 or 11?
I am using Fedora and Evolution (with Exchange connector) at work. For several reasons, I can not upgrade my desktop computer at this time.
More recent version of what? Fedora or Gnome Evolution? I think this is problem with Evolution, and the MS Exchange connector specifically, so the version of Fedora should not matter.
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Is this bug still present on Fedora 11?
I plan to upgrade to Fedora 12 when it becomes available. Until then I can only test on F9.
Moving this upstream for better visibility.
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