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Old 03-05-2003, 05:35 PM   #1
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Attachments in Evolution

OK, here's the low down. I finally made the complete switch to Linux about 6 months ago. I've been running it on my laptop every since. I ran into many road bumps along the way, but I've been able to push through most ot them... one remains (and more to come, I'm sure)... and it drives me crazy...

In Evolution when I try to open/save an attachment it corrupts it some how. Let me explain. For example, say I want to open a word document (but it doesn't matter what type of file) attachment. I click on it, tell it to open with Open Office Writer, but it just spits out garbage. If I try to save the file first and then open it, the same problem occurs. If I open the email using another email application... say Kmail, everything works just fine.

Additionally, I'm mentioning this because I think it's related, I can't view image attachments inside Evolution. If they are part of an html email I can see them fine, but it there is say... a jpg attachment to a plain text email it won't preview.... even if I tell it to load the image... it just gives me an empty box.

Currently running version 1.2.2

Any help with the little pain in my a$$ will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Last edited by zenix; 03-05-2003 at 05:40 PM.
Old 03-11-2003, 09:10 AM   #2
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Although I can't offer you any particularly helpful advice, I would look at your Kmail settings versus your Evolution settings. It may be that there is an encryption or protocol setting that has been incorrectly set in you Evolution configuration.

Also, I would suggest downloading Red Carpet from Ximian and using it to update your Evolution client and perhaps even your distro. I just recently applied some new packages from Red Hat that way and the process went very smoothly.

Good Luck with your problem. I hope this was somewhate helpful.
Old 09-24-2003, 07:50 PM   #3
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We are also expierencing this on all of our RedHat 8.0 and 9 boxes running evolution. Any attachment in evolution is corrupted on attempt to open or save. Text attachments are OK. We've witnessed this accross dozens of installs on different boxes. Any other mail client can properly open the attachments, so it is specific to evolution.

We are using Novell Netmail on all of our servers.

Any help would be appreciated.


Last edited by doseyg; 09-24-2003 at 10:04 PM.


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