Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 619842
Attached email message is empty in forwarded email
Last modified: 2014-01-02 06:10:37 EST
Description of problem:
When I receive forwarded mail (i.e., received as a new message), attached original email msg is displayed correctly, but when I try to view this mail later, original msg is missing. There is only attached empty mail with subject: No Subject. If I try to download this attachment, I get the same empty email.
This happens when using evo with MS Exchange 2007.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.forward yourself some mail
3.view this mail
5.open evo and view the mail again
attached original email message is missing
I assume step 1 requires "Forward as Attached" as opposed to quoted or inline?
Confirming, I just reproduced it myself using "Forward as Attached".
Looks like the issue was fixed in a subsequent release. Unfortunately the patch appears quite large and invasive and the author of the patch is on vacation for the next three weeks.
Note the attachment is not lost, I think it's just not being read and/or parsed from the cache properly. I found the "lost" attachment intact under
Punting this to 6.1 since the author of the upstream patch is still on vacation and patch itself is too invasive to commit at the 11th hour.
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Reopening for 6.1.
Patch should be applicable (maybe with some changes). It was only getting common functions into a util file, and then used them from there.
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This issue is back after rebase to evolution 2.32. The attachment contains incomplete forwarded msg, only part of headers. When I check the msg on server (using OWA) the msg is complete, therefor Evolution sent the forwared msg ok, but have problem to download it.
1) Select a msg and forward it to yourself
2) Sync the account
3) Check the forwarded msg - the original msg should be attached
I have a fix for evolution-mapi, to properly tag the message attachment, thus evolution itself shows it properly, though the main problem is in a way how evolution-mapi writes the attached message into the server. Newer version of evolution-mapi does it correctly, which means that it writes message attachments as embedded messages into the MAPI object, while 0.32.2 writes them as ordinary attachments. The difference can be seen in OWA (and Outlook), where embedded message attachments can be viewed in the web UI, while messages as plain attachments has name like ATT30306.eml (605 B) in OWA and evolution, and these cannot be viewed directly in web UI.
Backport of a concrete fix in evolution-mapi involves many consecutive changes, which doesn't worth the effort from my point of view, especially when we promote evolution-ews over evolution-mapi since RHEL 6.5.
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.