Message content not shown when Lightning installed and iCal attachment



Lightning Only
7 years ago
4 years ago


(Reporter: Peets, Unassigned)


Lightning 1.0b2
Mac OS X




7 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_7; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.21.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.5 Safari/533.21.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv: Gecko/20110414 Thunderbird/3.1.10

Contents of email not shown when Lightning is installed and the email has an iCal attachment.  I was sent an email with travel details and an iCal attachment, and I happened to see by chance on another system reading this email that there was contents.  TB only showed a blank message with an iCal attachment - until I uninstalled Lightning (latest version).

I presume there is some sort of assumption that iCal messages can only be generated by Outlook..

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Generate email in Outlook with iCal attachment
2 [review]. Install Lightning
3. Look at received email in preview or fully opened message - blank apart from attachment
4 [review]. Uninstall Lightning, restart - presto, contents shown.  Huh?

Actual Results:  
Email contents visible as long as I avoid Lightning - seems to be some unexplained interaction 

Expected Results:  
Keep showing message contents - why mess with a good thing?

Lightning version 1.0b2


7 years ago
Component: Mail Window Front End → Lightning Only
Product: Thunderbird → Calendar
QA Contact: front-end → lightning
Version: unspecified → Lightning 1.0b2
Peets, is this still an issue using the recently released Lightning 1.0 (compatible with Thunderbird 8)?

Comment 2

5 years ago

this bug still persists up to the current Lightning versions for 2.6.3 as og November 2013 as well as 1.9.1 (for Thunderbird 17 LTS)

If there are multiple attachments (I have a case with a client, where a travel agency sends two ics-events with flight data (to destination + return flight), followed up by a third attachment containing the order confirmation as PDF), only the first attachment is shown and the other two are ignored.
When you forward this mail, you see, there are three attachments.

The mail itself is absolutely well formed taking a closer look at the content. It is multipart/mixed
with two base64 encoded application/octet-stream type ics events + one pdf file.

Lightning seems to cut in as the first attachment is an ics event, thus preventing further correct handling of the other attachments.

I feel, Lightning should loop through the attachments and handle each ics separately, leaving others untouched for processing by standard lightning routines.

I do - at present - neither have the time nor the knowledge to dig into lightning coding, so I would appreciate the communities help. I'd like to do it myself, if I could!

This is one of the cases where the customers cry for f**cking outlook/exchange we would like to overcome by open source... :-(

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