[Meta bug] Problems relate to message/rfc822 attachment(forwarded mail) in a mail and '.eml' file

NEW
Assigned to

Status

MailNews Core
Backend
13 years ago
5 months ago

People

(Reporter: World, Assigned: World)

Tracking

(Depends on: 27 bugs, {meta})

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: rfc822 .eml)

(Assignee)

Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.8a5) Gecko/20041113
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.8a5) Gecko/20041113

I'd like to open meta bug in order to track problems relate to message/rfc822
attachment(forwarded mail) and ".eml" file, and in order to close many dup bugs
which makes a complaint about forwarded mail(=message/rfc822 part of multipart
mail).
Forwarding mail as messeage/rfc822 attachment is usual useage in business use,
bugs related messeage/rfc822 will become very serious, I think, if Thunderbird
1.0 will be shipped. 
I set product="Thunderbird" although this bug points to Mozilla mail&News bug
also, since Thunderbird will be main stream of mailer of Mozilla family.


Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:




Following is current summary based on bug 268746 comment #4 From Mike
Cowperthwaite and my bug 203570 Comment #22. 

                        Seamonkey       Thunderbird
(1) Nested message/rfc822 part in multipart/mixed etc. is not processed properly
    (parent's attachment is used as child mail's attachment)  
  Both                  bug 203570      bug 241267
(2) Commands(reply, forward, viewsource and so on) are disabled
  message/rfc822        bug 204350      bug 224967
  .EML files            bug 241213      bug 268746
     (Note: Opposite request to these exists : bug 201881)
(3) Envelope panel
  message/rfc822        ?               ?
  .EML files            bug 241212      ?
(4) Images in HTML message/rfc822 part in Mail
  message/rfc822        bug 206278      ?
(5) Images in HTML message/rfc822 part in News post 
  message/rfc822        bug 203524      ?

Updated

13 years ago
Keywords: meta
(Assignee)

Comment 1

13 years ago
Current open bugs who has 'rfc822' or '.eml' or 'forwarded attachment' in
summary fields.
 - Search condition :
     Product         = mail&new || thunderbird
     Status          = UNCONFIRMED || NEW || ASSIGNED || REOPEND
     Resolution      = ---
     Sumary contains = ('822') || ('eml') || ( 'foward" && 'attach' )
 - Bugs already listed in comment #0 are omitted.
 - This bug is also omitted.
 - Summary is shortened to fit into 80 bytes line.

*KEYWORD*     	*BUG-No.*  	*SUMARY*
822, (fwd&att)	bug   3901 	want ability to forward message/rfc822 attachmen
822           	bug  11013 	add drag message/rfc822 type mime attachments to
eml           	bug  11076 	*.eml, news://host/article or imap:// should open
foward&attach 	bug  17479 	Multi-forward (N messages each with 1 attachment)
eml           	bug  22878 	Import eml from clipboard
eml           	bug  26201 	Doubleclicking on an .eml file opens Outlook Exp
foward&attach 	bug  35587 	Attachments in forwarded mails should be shown ne
eml           	bug  38109 	Eml attachment with non-ascii in the header shows
822           	bug  46502 	Fetch of RFC822.SIZE is redundant
eml           	bug  56908 	Non-ascii file name is displayed incorrectly in
foward&attach 	bug  58950 	Non-ascii chars in the mail body forwarded as an
foward&attach 	bug  65159 	multipart/alternative :: text/enriched message bo
foward&attach 	bug  82016 	Non-ascii file name and Subject in the body of No
foward&attach 	bug  83018 	forwarding attachment problem when orginal msg wa
822           	bug  83521 	Use RFC822 "groups" for Mozilla's "lists" during
foward&attach 	bug  91515 	Unable to Edit message as new/from Drafts when fo
822           	bug  97073 	Message "Save As..." should resemble RFC 822 he
foward&attach 	bug 109288 	Icon for attached forwarded mail should not be 822  
        	bug 110605 	Viewer doesn't support recipient "groups"(RFC822)
foward&attach 	bug 114046 	Ability to send/forward address book card by e-m
foward&attach 	bug 115163 	Apple double attachment not correctly supported
foward&attach 	bug 128848 	Forwarding forwarded attached mail: Text missing
822           	bug 141364 	embedded rfc822 message doesn't show up when me
eml           	bug 144359 	Mac: Saving a mail as eml type generates an empty
foward&attach 	bug 149111 	MDN receipt: need to reload the message in case
eml, (fwd&att)	bug 154332 	Forwarding a ".EML" attachment adds additional
foward&attach 	bug 157640 	forwarding or replying to a message with an atta
foward&attach 	bug 161391 	Forward as attachment broken on OSX
eml           	bug 166541 	Add support for X-Unsent property in .eml files
foward&attach 	bug 169090 	'From' field not indented in 'Forwarded As Attac
822           	bug 169493 	incorrect parsing of (non-RFCx822) list of mail eml 
         	bug 171907 	drag & drop an eml file into a mailbox folder
eml           	bug 174692 	gif, bmp, and jpg-format attachments are not disp
eml, (fwd&att)	bug 188108 	Forwarding an AOL forwarded message shows forward
foward&attach 	bug 189206 	Attachment of forwarded message not readable by eml 
         	bug 193281 	Ability to import e-mail messages from .eml text
foward&attach 	bug 198551 	cpu usage 100% and mozilla not responding if I fo
foward&attach 	bug 199982 	Mac: the forward as attachment mail body charset 822
          	bug 201895 	heed the mailnews.reuse_message_window pref, when
foward&attach 	bug 204612 	Facility of saving forwarded attached messages to
foward&attach 	bug 215252 	move "Forward" preference (inline/attachment) to
foward&attach 	bug 217979 	S/MIME encrypted msg forwarded as smime.p7m atta
eml           	bug 219240 	File/Attachments/1 Count on Us.eml/Open -> progr
eml, (fwd&att)	bug 220646 	Forward as attachment: Attachment name is subject
foward&attach 	bug 224986 	unable to change forwarding type from "As Attach
822           	bug 226877 	Cannot move (drag) attached mail (message/rfc822) 822
          	bug 227360 	Wrong character encoding when viewing message/rfc
eml, (fwd&att)	bug 227720 	attachments shown as "ForwardedMessage.eml" when eml
          	bug 227870 	Save as EML can corrupt HTML attachment's CSS sty
foward&attach 	bug 227994 	Forward inline should grab all text, including te
foward&attach 	bug 228058 	Encoded attachment(s) not identified/shown in a
foward&attach 	bug 230448 	Change default forwarding preference to inline in
822           	bug 231282 	Opening RFC822 attachment into its window throws
foward&attach 	bug 234449 	UUencode'd attachment handled as text when inline
822           	bug 234450 	Protocol Error RFC822.peek should be BODY.peek
eml           	bug 238271 	Save message As Text (or HTML), file gets double
822, (fwd&att)	bug 238465 	Forwarded message (message/rfc822 attachment) reo
eml           	bug 239685 	non accessible attachments in .eml
foward&attach 	bug 239698 	Unable to edit HTML attachments when forwarding
foward&attach 	bug 239909 	Cannot forward mail with attachments
eml           	bug 241216 	Integrate support for opening .EML files to brows
eml           	bug 242959 	Thunderbird should open .eml files from command l
eml           	bug 246042 	Saving Mail als EML doesn't work on Network Drive
foward&attach 	bug 249236 	Error message appears when trying to forward an e
foward&attach 	bug 252320 	Previewing attached forwarded message fails on IM
eml           	bug 253216 	Opening .eml file shows message source, rather th
foward&attach 	bug 254931 	Shift-click on Forward: toggles plain/HTML for As
eml           	bug 256183 	Extremly slow saving of attachements if one messa
eml           	bug 258570 	Add ability to export multiple messages to .eml f
822           	bug 259522 	"Filing" message/rfc822 attachment to folder disa
eml           	bug 261395 	improved eml import and export for multiple .eml-
eml           	bug 261559 	Thunderbird should register *.eml file type assoc
822           	bug 263854 	Crash while viewing message/rfc822 with attachmen
foward&attach 	bug 269351 	can't forward special message as attachment
*KEYWORD*     	*BUG-No.*  	*SUMARY*
270772
(Assignee)

Updated

13 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
(Assignee)

Comment 3

13 years ago
Linklify bug 270772 for ease of access.
(Assignee)

Comment 4

13 years ago
822&eml 	Bug  271094 	Opening message/rfc822 or eml attachment from
        	        	compose window: incorrectly handled
WADA,

do you have any plan in which sequence and when will you fix these bugs?

Updated

13 years ago
Depends on: 223801
(Assignee)

Comment 6

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #5)
> WADA,
> do you have any plan in which sequence and when will you fix these bugs?

There is no plan to "fix bugs", because this bug's obejective is to close many
DUP bugs, as I said in comment #0.
First fruit of this bug is finding that Bug 238417 & Bug 270772 are DUP.
 - Bug 238417 has been closed as DUP of Bug 270772, because newer Bug 270772 has 
   better description on problem, as Bug 238417 comment #9 says.
Second fruit is Bug 223801 which has been placed in "Depends on:" field recently.
 - Bug 223801 can be closed as DUP of one of bugs listed in this bug,
   or some bugs listed in this bug can be closed as DUP of Bug 223801.

   
(Assignee)

Comment 7

13 years ago
I've opened Bug 279650 as work area for using "Show dependency tree" in order to
overlook related bugs.
Bug 279650's "Depends on:" has bugs listed in comment #0 and comment #4 initially.
See "Show dependency tree" of Bug 279650. 
(Assignee)

Updated

13 years ago
Assignee: mscott → m-wada
(Assignee)

Updated

13 years ago
Blocks: 279650
(Assignee)

Updated

13 years ago
No longer blocks: 279650
(Assignee)

Comment 8

13 years ago
First approach for closing DUPs is ;
  In order to make "search with 'Summary contains 822 or eml'" effective,
  add "rfc822" or ".eml" to summary(and whiteboard if required)
  which has "attach & foward" but doesn't have "822" nor "eml",
  if the bug has relation to "rfc822" or ".eml",
(Assignee)

Comment 9

13 years ago
I've done comment #8 work from 169090 to 269351 in list of comment #1, although
I don't think perfect work.
(Assignee)

Comment 10

13 years ago
Cc: ing to Mike, expecting your co-operation :-)

Comment 11

13 years ago
eml    Bug 264167     In browser view of messages (.EML files), output links to
attachments
(Assignee)

Comment 12

13 years ago
I've done comment #8 work from 3901 to 166541 in list of comment #1, then
finished all.
Second approach for closing DUPs is ;
  In order to make "search with 'Summary contains .eml'" effective,
  ("Summary contains eml" hits "*emly" too, then '.eml' is better.)
  change 'eml' in summary to '.eml' if ".eml" related bug.
(Assignee)

Comment 13

13 years ago
I've finished second work.
I've also changed 'rfc/822' to 'message/rfc822' in a few bugs opened by Seth.

I think many of related bugs can now be searched by "Summary contains rfc822 or
.eml'. 
(Assignee)

Comment 14

13 years ago
As of today, 67 open bugs are found by "Summary contains any of word/string of
'rfc822 .eml'".
(Product=any,Component=any,Staus=any,Resolution=---)
(Assignee)

Comment 15

13 years ago
Puting all found bugs to "Blocks:" of this bug.
I think that this bug can now be used as meta bug for tracking "rfc822 / .eml"
related bugs. 
(Assignee)

Comment 17

13 years ago
Second approach for closing DUPs is ;
  Pick up important bugs which should closed ASAP
  in addition to bugs listed in comment #0, from the dependency tree.

Third approach for closing DUPs is ;
  Close DUP bugs as many as possible.
(Assignee)

Updated

13 years ago
Summary: [Meta bug] Problems relate to message/rfc822 attachment(forwarded mail) and '.eml' file → [Meta bug] Problems relate to message/rfc822 attachment(forwarded mail) in a mail and '.eml' file

Updated

13 years ago
Depends on: 284381

Comment 18

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #11)
> eml    Bug 264167     In browser view of messages (.EML files), output links to
> attachments

I'd like to hilight my suggested code for a possible solution.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=264167#c4
<a href="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=264167#c4">bug264167
comment #4</a>

regards, A21.
ps: nice job, wada!

Updated

13 years ago
Depends on: 293475, 294495

Updated

13 years ago
Flags: blocking-aviary2.0?
(Assignee)

Comment 19

12 years ago
Adding next bugs in "Depends on:" of this meta bug.

  Bug 273793 : "Attached" message/rfc822 not shown in attachment panel,
               when Inline Display is off
  Bug 309931 : message/rfc822 attachments dropped when importing from Outlook
  Bug 313457 : Alert popup if open a saved .eml file
  Bug 314349 : Reply/Forward/Edit with .EML or message/rfc822:
               fails if no Message-Id
  Bug 314351 : Reply to .EML or message/rfc822: problems
               with MIME-encoded headers
Depends on: 273793, 309931, 313457, 314349, 314351

Updated

12 years ago
Flags: blocking-firefox2?
(Assignee)

Updated

12 years ago
Depends on: 320571

Updated

12 years ago
Flags: blocking-thunderbird2?

Updated

12 years ago
Flags: blocking-thunderbird2?

Comment 20

12 years ago
Bugzilla Bug 324954
HTML Reply to .EML/rfc822 attachment without Message-ID results in HTML source within compose body
(Assignee)

Updated

12 years ago
Depends on: 324954
Depends on: 333074
(Assignee)

Updated

12 years ago
Depends on: 324950
(Assignee)

Comment 21

12 years ago
Adding Bug 328324 to dependency tree because it involves problem in attachment display of nested message/rfc822 part.
> Bug 328324 : Display attachments inline causes incorrect number of attachments to display

Current 3 major issues when message/rfc822 part or .eml is involved.
 (1)   Display of main mail     : Bug  35587  Bug 328324
 (2)   Display of attached mail : Bug 203570
 (3-a) Action on attached mail  : Bug 204350
 (3-b) Action on .eml file      : Bug 241213(Seamonkey) Bug 268746(Thunderbird)  
Depends on: 328324

Comment 22

12 years ago
Bugzilla Bug 338536
Errors in JS console on opening .EML file

Comment 23

12 years ago
Bugzilla Bug 339595
Saving as .EML removes starting dot in all lines
(Assignee)

Updated

12 years ago
Depends on: 338536
(Assignee)

Updated

12 years ago
Depends on: 339595

Updated

11 years ago
Depends on: 351064

Comment 24

11 years ago
.MSG messages cannot be opened too.
QA Contact: general

Updated

11 years ago
Depends on: 380354

Comment 25

11 years ago
Using .eml extensions on the file names of attached e-mail messages causes some virus scanners to reject e-mail or flag it as suspicious.  I started seeing this problem as soon as I upgraded to TB 2.

It's not reasonable to expect sysadmins to change this behavior in their virus scanners; some will, but some simply won't consider it and won't listen to any reasons.  The use, or non-use, of the .eml extension on attachments needs to be under control of the individual TB user, depending on his/her environment and the behavior of the e-mail systems he/she needs to contend with.

To me, this issue is a blocker to my using TB 2.  I've gone back to TB 1.5 and cannot use or recommend TB 2 until / unless the .eml extension is made optional or configurable.  I assume I'm probably not alone on this.

See bug 220646 and bug 380354 for more details.
(Assignee)

Updated

11 years ago
Depends on: 383361

Comment 26

11 years ago
Looking into bug 11013, it seems related to just the MailNews component of the Mozilla Suite.
Besides, part of the functionality that's being asked for there is already present in Thunderbird (i.e. treating message/rfc822 attachments as if they were real messages).

I therefore propose to remove bug 11013 from the bugs being tracked here.

Comment 27

11 years ago
Also, bug 11076 does not seem to apply to Thunderbird.

Updated

11 years ago
Depends on: 387061
(Assignee)

Updated

11 years ago
Depends on: 326303

Updated

11 years ago
Depends on: 389650
(Assignee)

Updated

10 years ago
Depends on: 366482
(Assignee)

Comment 28

10 years ago
(In reply to comment #26)
To Mauro Cicognini:
Main reasons why Product=Thunderbird are;
 1. There is no Product=Thunderbird-and-Mail&News 
 2. For ease of search by both Thunderbird users and Seamonkey users
    - Tb users don't usually search Seamonkey bugs
    - Sm users searches Tb bugs because they know many common issues exist 
Please don't remove Seamonkey(App-Suite) only bugs.  
(Assignee)

Updated

10 years ago
Depends on: 392585

Comment 29

10 years ago
When forwarding or attaching a message we should set the Content-Disposition
filename suggestion without adding any extension, or even remove any extension
if it is already part of the filename.

As described in part 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3 of the RFC 2183 “the sender may want
to suggest a filename” AND when “the receiving MUA writes the entity to a
file, the suggested filename should be used as a basis for the actual
filename.”

Please note that filename extension serves as a file-system specific way to
identify actual type of a file which is stored in the same file-system. Email
system is using MIME Content-Type for that purpose and the file extension is
irrelevant and even unwanted because the file in question may be saved to a
file-system that does not use filename extensions at all. MUA should add the
extension, or set the creator code, or set the Type code, as appropriate for
the target file-system at the time of writing to the specific file-system. 

The MIME content-type concept is invented to solve the problem of transferring
files between different systems. Translation between MIME content-type and
file-system specific file type is OS specific.

Any MUA that is relying on the filename extension from the Content-Disposition
filename field to recognize content-type is non-conforming non-interoperable
and should not be used. We should not try to fix the problems of deficient
substandard mailers. 

So, when forwarding or attaching a message we should set the Content-Type: message/rfc822 and Content-Disposition filename suggestion without adding any extension, or even remove any extension if it is already part of the filename.

(Assignee)

Comment 30

10 years ago
Above comment #29 sounds to be for Bug 220646 ...
To Milan Kupcevic: This bug is "Meta bug", for ease of tracking bugs.
  
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Updated

10 years ago
No longer depends on: 83521
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Updated

10 years ago
Depends on: 380812

Updated

10 years ago
Depends on: 434633

Updated

10 years ago
Depends on: 437307
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Updated

10 years ago
Depends on: 440695
No longer depends on: 440695
No longer depends on: 320571
No longer depends on: 437307
No longer depends on: 434633
No longer depends on: 328324
No longer depends on: 264167
No longer depends on: 270115
No longer depends on: 224967
No longer depends on: 227870
No longer depends on: 239685
No longer depends on: 253216
No longer depends on: 324950
Depends on: 358121
No longer depends on: 338536

Updated

10 years ago
Depends on: 199995

Comment 31

10 years ago
See Bug 391503

Someone got an email. He now forwards this mail to me as an .eml 
attachment. I open his mail, click on the .eml attachment and TB opens
a new mail window which looks like I got this mail from the 
attachment.
Now I click on "reply", type some text, and then do file->save.
TB now says: "unable to save your message as draft"
So it seems that TB has problems with replies to forwarded mails.
(Assignee)

Updated

10 years ago
Depends on: 450561

Updated

10 years ago
No longer depends on: 450561

Comment 32

9 years ago
This bug persists on Thunderbird 3.0b2 (niglty from 22 january , 2009 )
David Ascher
Be welcome !
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Updated

9 years ago
Depends on: 463129
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Updated

9 years ago
Depends on: 489416
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Updated

9 years ago
Depends on: 485800
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Updated

9 years ago
Depends on: 449220
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Updated

9 years ago
Depends on: 516240
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Updated

9 years ago
Depends on: 489001
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Updated

9 years ago
No longer depends on: 485800
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Updated

9 years ago
No longer depends on: 46502
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Updated

9 years ago
No longer depends on: 110605
Depends on: 425455
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Updated

8 years ago
Depends on: 548070
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Updated

8 years ago
Depends on: 549903
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Updated

8 years ago
Depends on: 559532
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Updated

8 years ago
Depends on: 559852
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Updated

8 years ago
Component: General → Backend
Product: Thunderbird → MailNews Core
Version: unspecified → Trunk
QA Contact: general → backend
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Updated

7 years ago
Depends on: 580017
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Updated

7 years ago
Depends on: 612621
(Assignee)

Updated

7 years ago
Depends on: 523796
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Updated

7 years ago
Depends on: 333880
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Updated

7 years ago
Depends on: 634860

Comment 33

7 years ago
Still getting unusable winmail.dat on Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.16pre) Gecko/20110307 Lightning/1.0b2 Lanikai/3.1.10pre

Comment 34

7 years ago
... that's bug 77811 though and not related to message/rfc822 attachments (proprietary Microsoft TNEF content type). Also, as was stated in comment #30,
this is a meta bug, thus no specifics here please but in the respective bugs.
(Assignee)

Updated

7 years ago
Depends on: 550478

Updated

6 years ago
Depends on: 700899

Comment 35

6 years ago
Subscribing. Still valid for TB 8.0 under linux.
(Assignee)

Updated

6 years ago
Depends on: 715845
No longer depends on: 580017

Updated

6 years ago
Depends on: 736798
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Updated

6 years ago
Depends on: 531354
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Updated

6 years ago
Depends on: 549078
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Updated

6 years ago
No longer depends on: 559852
Depends on: 310341
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Updated

5 years ago
Depends on: 673049

Updated

5 years ago
Depends on: 867538

Updated

5 years ago
Depends on: 867539
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Updated

4 years ago
Depends on: 927640

Updated

a year ago
Depends on: 320496
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