Re: [Evolution] attachment.dat: pptx showing as plain text attachment

On Thu, 2013-11-21 at 12:47 +0000, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:

On 21 November 2013 11:32, Carpetnailz
<carpetnailz researchintegration org> wrote:
        Thanks. Evolution seemed to choke on opening the mail with
        Message Source, so I had to seek it out and open with gedit.
        Here's what
        I found:
        Content-Disposition: attachment;
        application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.presentation; x-unix-mode=0644; 
x-mac-type=50505458; x-mac-hide-extension=yes; x-mac-creator=50505433; name="CurrentSpiritualCare[...].pptx"
        Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64

If "vnd.
openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.presentation" isn't known
to your local MIME configuration, Evo is not going to know how to open
it so it's offering gedit as default. You need to add that content
type to your MIME setup and tell it what app can handle it (e.g.


This line is in my /etc/mime.types file: 
application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.presentation pptx

Is that what's needed? If so the problem is something else. It doesn't
seem to be that Evolution does not know how to open it, It's rather that
Evo is not seeing the attachment for what it is but rather at

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