Mail does not properly display multipart message with Powerpoint attachment

RESOLVED EXPIRED

Status

MailNews Core
MIME
RESOLVED EXPIRED
15 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: Paul Carr, Assigned: Jean-Francois Ducarroz)

Tracking

Trunk
PowerPC
Mac OS X
Bug Flags:
blocking1.8a1 -

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

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(3 attachments)

(Reporter)

Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030428
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030428

Received mutipart messges with header warning:
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
	boundary="----_=_NextPart_000_01C30E50.339FF780"

This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not understand
this format, some or all of this message may not be legible.

------_=_NextPart_000_01C30E50.339FF780

the text is not displayed and theatachment is not recognized.  The message pane
is completely blank.

It appears to depend on who sent the message and with waht client.

We use an IMAP server (MS Exchange).

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Get new mail
2.
3.

Actual Results:  
Message text is not displayed and attachement is not recogized.

Expected Results:  
recognized attachment and displayed text in multipart message
(Reporter)

Comment 1

15 years ago
Created attachment 122010 [details]
actual mesage source with some text and most of attachement removed
(Reporter)

Comment 2

15 years ago
Also happens with MS Word attachments.  I checked, and Entourage can properly
handle the attachements, and the message source is apparently he same.  For example:

Subject: FY04 Civil and Military IR&D Short-Form Proposal Call
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 17:53:18 -0400
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
	boundary="----_=_NextPart_000_01C30DD0.A7A25C20"

This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not understand
this format, some or all of this message may not be legible.

------_=_NextPart_000_01C30DD0.A7A25C20
Content-Type: text/plain;
	charset="iso-8859-1"

Updated

15 years ago
Attachment #122010 - Attachment mime type: text/plain → message/rfc822

Comment 3

14 years ago
Paul Carr, is this bug still a problem for you?  The mangled message attached to 
this bug does not exhibit a problem under Moz1.7b-0406, Win2K.

If Mozilla is behaving correctly for you now, please mark this bug
  Resolved | WorksForMe
Summary: Mail does not properly display mutipart message with Powerpoint attachment → Mail does not properly display multipart message with Powerpoint attachment

Comment 4

14 years ago
Yes, this bug is a real problem.  The MIME is broken.  See below.  I'll provide
an email attachment that explains it in my next note.



From - Tue Apr 13 13:16:05 2004
X-UIDL: !:Q!!5c[!!">""!P)9!!
X-Mozilla-Status: 0001
X-Mozilla-Status2: 00000000
Return-Path: lear@cisco.com
Received: from cisco.com (dhcp-171-71-119-99.cisco.com [171.71.119.99]) by
edison.cisco.com (8.8.6 (PHNE_14041)/CISCO.SERVER.1.2) with ESMTP id NAA00252
for <elear@cisco.com>; Tue, 13 Apr 2004 13:15:42 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <407C4A6F.40500@cisco.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2004 13:15:43 -0700
From: Eliot Lear <lear@cisco.com>
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7b)
Gecko/20040413
X-Accept-Language: en-us, en
MIME-Version: 1.0
To: Eliot Lear <elear@cisco.com>
Subject: testing 1 2 3
Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
 boundary="------------010500060306020708060408"
X-UIDL: !:Q!!5c[!!">""!P)9!!

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
--------------010500060306020708060408
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit


--------------010500060306020708060408
Content-Type: multipart/appledouble; x-mac-type="0"; x-mac-creator="0";
 name="historical.txt"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Content-Disposition: inline;
 filename="historical.txt"



Flags: blocking1.8a?

Comment 5

14 years ago
Created attachment 146036 [details]
Additional description of the problem from Harald Alvestrand (IETF)

Comment 6

14 years ago
Created attachment 146052 [details]
What correct MIME might look like

In both cases these are text documents that were transmitted off of the file
system.  Note the correct mime type and the incorrect one on the Mac platform.

Comment 7

14 years ago
There are a couple of older bugs about apple-double; I don't know enough about 
the Mac or this format to determine whether there are duplicates:

bug 115163, bug 146382

Updated

14 years ago
Flags: blocking1.8a? → blocking1.8a-
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