Created attachment 566852 [details] A test e-mail demonstrating the issue The attached test email has an incorrect MIME structure i.e. the e-mail is defined as multipart/related, but contains an unrelated attachment. However, this e-mail displays perfectly in Outlook -- both the related inline images are shown in the HTML, and the attachment is present. It also displays perfectly via the web interface of Gmail. Thunderbird, however, does not show the related inline images (it shows them as "broken") and it also does not display the attachment. Thunderbird should be more lenient in its parsing, like Outlook and Gmail. According to https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=76323#c28, this should already be the behavior for the attachment.
Same request as bug 674473?
Yes, I believe it may be a partial duplicate. Bug 674473 does not talk about the inline cid images not showing correctly, so maybe that part of this report is not a duplicate. Of course, the two issues may be related -- I'm not sure.
In any case, the testcase I attached is useful for verifying a fix. I will upload the same testcase to Bug 674473.
(In reply to rocketraman from comment #2) > Bug 674473 does not talk about the inline cid images not showing correctly, (snip) Bug 602718 is for *correct* embed cid image parts in multipart/related.
(In reply to WADA from comment #4) > Bug 602718 is for *correct* embed cid image parts in multipart/related. I haven't read through the whole thing, but according to the description of Bug 602718 it was for displaying cid image parts as attachments when doing "View Message as Plaintext". In the testcase I attached, the cid image parts are not displaying inline with the normal HTML display.
Attachment #566852 - Attachment mime type: application/octet-stream → text/plain
(In reply to rocketraman from comment #5) > In the testcase I attached, the cid image parts are not displaying inline > with the normal HTML display. Sorry but Tb doesn't accept MIME-type of images/gif as one for image type content with subtype=gif. Tb accepts only "image" as MIME-type for image file. By the way, if you are interested in malformed multipart/alternative case too, see bug 574989, please.
> ------=_Part_64277_2001762128.1318488900563 > Content-Type: images/gif This shouldn't even display correctly with the wrong attachment removed. If you change it to image/gif and it works, then this is bug 674473 only. http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2045#section-5.1
I confirm that image/gif for the test case does indeed work correctly. It is interesting that both Gmail and Outlook accept images/gif as a MIME type -- I guess they explicitly treat "images/*" as equivalent to "image/*", or they have extra code to identify the attachment when they don't understand the MIME type. IMO, Thunderbird should have this too since there are certainly many programmers who mistakenly write "images/" instead of "image/", but that would be a separate (and minor) deficiency. Marking this bug as a duplicate of 674473.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 674473
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