Re: [Evolution-hackers] evo 2.1.1 Not seeing attachements

On Mon, 2005-01-10 at 07:07, William John Murray wrote:
>   Hello there,
>               I have a problem with an html attachment.
> I  am not sure how to provide details (should I 
> just forward an email - it contains other peoples
> details than just mine)
>   Here is the status of 1 email I am looking at:
> Evolution 2.0.2:    No sign of the attachment
> Evolution 2.1.1:    Paperclip symbol in pane, nothing in email
> Outlook web access: No sign of the attachment
> Thunderbird 1:      paperclip, and attachment in email.
>   So in fact 2.1.1 is better than least it tells me
> there is a problem..
>    Suggestions?
>     Bill

all the paperclip means is that the top part is a multipart/* MIME part
which means it *could* contain attachments.

most likely the message has the html part "hidden" within a
multipart/alternative or something (multipart/alternative means that all
subparts are identical in content except in format - e.g. plain vs html
vs postscript vs rtf vs whatever else)

and, according to the MIME specification, the client is supposed to
choose the *last* part in the subpart list that it is capable of
displaying. (the parts must be in order of least to greatest
conservation of formatting)

another possibility is that the html attachment is hidden within a
multipart/related and simply not referenced by the message body -
multipart/related parts are used when you have a html mail with embedded
images and the like for example - this is meant to prevent the user from
seeing that they have 100 attachments or something silly like that since
the "attachments" in this case aren't anything the user'd be interested
in anyway, they are just there for message body presentation.

if the html attachment is inside one of those, then the sending mailer
is broken.

(also note that even OWA says there are no attachments)


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