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message/rfc822 attachments dropped when importing from Outlook



MailNews Core
13 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: Ben Wing, Unassigned)


(Blocks: 1 bug, {dataloss})

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: closeme 2010-05-25)



13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Build Identifier: version 1.0.6 (20050716)

Outlook mail messages with an attached mail of Content-Type message/rfc822 have 
the attachment imported with an empty body, with an incorrect Content-Type: of 
(Outlook version 2002)

Reproducible: Always

Comment 1

13 years ago
You sure you're not seeing bug 166646, or are the imported attachment files
totally blank? See also bug 219181.
Version: unspecified → 1.0

Comment 2

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #1)
> You sure you're not seeing bug 166646, or are the imported attachment files
> totally blank? See also bug 219181.

Sorry, I misstated the bug slightly.  What actually happens is that the 
attachment simply disappears.  For example, if the message was previously 
multipart, with a text/plain and message/rfc822 attachment, it becomes replaced 
by a non-multipart message containing only the text/plain part.

This is not bug 166646 as it is in the source, not in the view.  It is not 
219181 as it applies specifically to message/rfc822 attachments (actually, 
probably all message/foo attachments).
1.5.0.x and prior versions are no longer supported.

Ben, does this still occur with the latest Thunderbird 2.0.0.x?
Whiteboard: CLOSEME 2008-05-07

Comment 4

10 years ago
Absolutely no idea but I strongly suspect it still does.  From talking
with a guy who makes a mail-transfer product, it turns out to be very
non-obvious how to get rfc822 attachments out of Outlook email.  it
seems there's no documentation and this guy only figured it out after
a good deal of introspection on the windows code base.
Wayne, thoughts?
Whiteboard: CLOSEME 2008-05-07

Comment 6

10 years ago
sorry, don't have personal experience and currently out of touch with import issues
Keywords: dataloss


10 years ago
Assignee: mscott → nobody
Moving bugs from TB: Migration to MailNews Core: Import, as the code for Outlook, OE, and Eudora migration is almost entirely shared within the core import code.
Component: Migration → Import
Product: Thunderbird → MailNews Core
Version: 1.0 → unspecified
QA Contact: migration → import
Could be this issue a dupe of bug #273793?
Ben if you select menu-->view-->display attachments inline, you see the attachement?


8 years ago
Whiteboard: closeme 2010-05-25
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE due to lack of response to last question. If you feel this change was made in error, please respond to this bug with your reasons why.
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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