[sylpheed:36725] Sylpheed not showing all attachments in the list below the headers

Michael Shell list1 at michaelshell.org
Tue Jul 17 15:21:44 JST 2018


I'm using Sylpheed 3.7.0 on my Linux box. I've encountered an issue that
seems to have existed for some time (since at least version 3.4.1).

If I send an email with attachments to myself (or as a CC), I can see a
list of all the attachments at the top of the email (just below the
headers). However, sometimes when someone else sends me email, I only see
one attachment listed below the headers (in the example I have, it is the
*second* attachment), but if I scroll down through the entire
email/attachments I find that there actually are several of them
(e.g., 3). 

Needless to say, this behavior can cause me to miss an attachment.

I want to always see all attachments listed just below the headers.

If I forward the problematic message to another account using Sylpheed
and then view it, I still see only one message listed under the headers.
However, when I forwarded it, Sylpheed did indicate that there were in
fact three attachments.

There isn't any email client mentioned in the headers of the problematic
example email I have, so I don't know the name of the email client that
produced the message that demonstrates the problem.

Looking at the email sources, my Sylpheed-created attachments (which are
listed just fine) look something like this:

Content-Type: application/x-tex;
Content-Disposition: attachment;
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64


while for the problematic email, they are like this:

Content-Type: text/x-tex; name="color_issue.tex"
Content-Description: color_issue.tex
Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="color_issue.tex"; size=54664;
	creation-date="Tue, 03 Jul 2018 13:28:56 GMT";
	modification-date="Tue, 03 Jul 2018 13:28:56 GMT"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64


Has anyone else encountered this problem before? 

  Cheers and thanks in advance,

  Mike Shell

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