Bug#495675: kmail: Message body/content not displayed, only body parts
on Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 03:56:38PM -0300, Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> On Tuesday 19 August 2008 13:00:49 Karsten M. Self wrote:
> > Package: kmail
> > Version: 4:3.5.9-5
> > Severity: important
> > Using kmail either standalone or as a Kontact component, message bodies
> > are not shown for either local _or_ IMAP folders. Instead, a body parts
> > tree is shown, e.g.:
> > Description Encoding Type
> > Size [Folder icon] <Message subject> 7bit
> > Multipart/alternative 6.0 KB [Text Icon] body part
> > quoted-printable Plain Text Document 261 B [HTML Icon] body part
> > quoted-printable HTML Document 4.4 KB
> If this is in the frame you expect the body of the mail to appear, then the
> problem is that you are seeing the wrong frame. Usually the mail contents
> appear as another frame in the top or bottom of the body of the mail.
> Please, check that the body frame is no minimized.
Resolved, but wishlist follows.
Yep, that's what happened.
I'd say then that the bug is that the message body becomes minimized,
and that there is:
- No indication of this. What I did have was the resize bars for the
folder list/message body and message body/message parts bits of the
display mashed together. Which this looked like a somewhat thick
divider, it really didn't occur to me that it was a _doubled_
divider. Setting a minimum height for the message body might be a
good fix. Clicking on message components (in both the main
Kontact/KMail frame, or in a Message frame) failed to open a visible
- No apparent way to clear the issue.
- The message window remains minimized even after various application
and message windows have been created/destroyed multiple times. I
sort of bore with this for a few weeks (I _read_ mail in mutt, but
use Kontact largely as a calendar/PIM).
- There is no control or menu option to make the message body window
- There's no obvious indication that there is a message body at all,
or that it's been minimized.
I'd say the simplest fix would probably be to set some minimal size for
the body window, and reset the window to that size if it's ever smaller
> Regards, Lisandro.
> Primero te ignorarán, luego se reirán,
> luego te combatirán, luego ganarás.
> Mahatma Gandhi
> Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer
Karsten M. Self <email@example.com>
SFI / Cadence Design Systems