Mail/News hangs on startup if inbox contains a message that contains japanese characters

RESOLVED EXPIRED

Status

SeaMonkey
MailNews: Message Display
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critical
RESOLVED EXPIRED
14 years ago
12 years ago

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(Reporter: Michael Neilly, Unassigned)

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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6a) Gecko/20031029
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6a) Gecko/20031029

I was forwarded an email (confidential so I can't include it)
that contains japanese characters. On 1.5 is hangs if the messages
is selected. On 1.6a, Mail/News hangs on startup before "painting"
any of the windows. I get a border and garbage in a hung window.

It's one thing when 1.5 hangs. I can tell what message was the
offender and not try to open it after restarting. I can't even
run 1.6a if someone chooses to send me such mail....


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Send yourself an email containing japanese characters
2. Open Mail/News
3. Watch it hang

Actual Results:  
hung Mail/News

Expected Results:  
No hang

Comment 1

14 years ago
Is this still an issue in recent builds?
Product: Browser → Seamonkey

Updated

13 years ago
Assignee: sspitzer → mail

Comment 2

13 years ago
I see the same problem in mozilla 1.7.5 (on RedHat 9 as well as on
White Box Linux). I was under the impression it was Chinese characters
rather than Japanese, but I may be wrong there.

I find that it hangs up
- when I receive mail that contains the characters
- when I try to open a newsgroup that does
- when I try to open an existing message in another mail folder that does.

The least invasive solution I found is to "kill -9" the browser.
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
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