Re: [Evolution] Mail Delivery (failure evolution ximian com)

I recieved this same email (it was sent to the list), and it is a spam/virus
email.  I recall it because I was curious what the mime type was that caused
evolution to not display it.  Upon looking at the source, the entire email
was faked (and I'm glad to know evolution doesn't decide on it's own to hide
content from me!).  The html pointed the link an .src file, no doubt to be
invoked by Windows as a screensaver.  I even called in our sysadm to show
him, so he would be aware of the level the virus emails are going to.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James Ascroft-Leigh" <jwal declarative co uk>
To: <evolution lists ximian com>
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2004 7:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Evolution] Mail Delivery (failure evolution ximian com)


On Fri, 2004-05-14 at 09:57 +0900, fejj ximian com wrote:
If the message will not displayed automatically,
follow the link to read the delivered message.

Received message is available at:

I am using the 1.5.7 build from Debian unstable + experimental.  The
message I am replying to causes Evolution to die on display (in my case
in the preview pane).  Displaying as email source does not cause the
crash.  I have observed two different crash modes, I think:

     1. Die saying something like "The application has crashed...
        [restart] [crash] [report]"
     2. Just die

I normally view the message from a vFolder, the crash does not seem to
happen when I look at the message directly from my IMAP inbox.  I should
also mention that I am replying in plain text but there is some artifact
being rendered to from the original HTML message.  Strangely now that I
have viewed the message properly from my real inbox it displays without
crashing from the vFolder now.

Okay, this is getting really strange now - as I compose this message I
find all kinds of crazy effects.  Placing the cursor at the top of the
message and using the down arrow to move firstly makes it jump from the
artifact back to the beginning.  Then, as I continue pressing down, it
continues beyond the artifact and even beyond the end of the message.
The page down key has similarly unexpected consequences.

I would like to attach some debugging information but am now unable to
recreate because it has stopped crashing.

Thanks for a great MUA,

James Ascroft-Leigh

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