maemo.org Bugzilla – Bug 10201
Handle winmail.dat () attachments
Last modified: 2012-03-24 11:46:35 UTC
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EXACT STEPS LEADING TO PROBLEM:
(Explain in detail what you do (e.g. tap on OK) and what you see (e.g. message
Connection Failed appears))
1. Receive an email with an application/ms-tnef attachment
2 [details]. Try to open it in the email-program by clicking on the winmail.dat
3 [details]. Get "No viewer found for this file type" error message
The attachment is automatically decoded and shown in the relevant viewer.
The attachment isn't decoded and the error message "No viewer found for this
(always, less than 1/10, 5/10, 9/10)
EXTRA SOFTWARE INSTALLED:
See the tnef package for how to decode it:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:18.104.22.168)
Gecko/20091010 Iceweasel/3.5.6 (like Firefox/3.5.6; Debian-3.5.6-2)
(In reply to comment #0)
> SOFTWARE VERSION:
Uhm. No 3.2010.02-8?
> EXACT STEPS LEADING TO PROBLEM:
> 1. Receive an email with an application/ms-tnef attachment
Can you attach an example email here (and remove any personal data before)?
(In reply to comment #1)
>> SOFTWARE VERSION:
> Uhm. No 3.2010.02-8?
No; definitely 2.2009.51-1 - just took a screenshot:
>> 1. Receive an email with an application/ms-tnef attachment
> Can you attach an example email here (and remove any personal data before)?
The one I received I can't attach unfortunately (the attachment contains data I
can't share). I cannot create a new one as I do not use Windows. I hope you can
locate a Windows-user that can help with a test-case.
Need a testcase as attachment here, plus does this still happen in
(In reply to comment #3)
> Need a testcase as attachment here, plus does this still happen in
As I wrote in May, I do not use Windows and the ms-tnef attachment I received
is not something I am at liberty to share.
I can understand that nobody at Nokia uses Windows (good for you), so I used
Google to find a similar bug - for the Evolution email program on Ubuntus
launchpad, from 2007-2008:
to which an example email is attached:
Interestingly the launchpad bug refers to the upstream Gnome bug from
in which an André Klapper participated.
Yes, it still happens in 10.2010.19-1; I have just tested it with the example
email linked to above (see screenshot a)
http://koldfront.dk/misc/maemo/Screenshot-20100630-223016.png - and b)
(Not considered a bug by Nokia but a new feature -> changing severity).
So e.g. integrating ytnef.sourceforge.net would be an option.
However unlikely to happen for Maemo5 at this stage.
The Maemo 5 User Interface and Maemo 5 platform components (e.g. libraries)
used for the N900 are considered stable by Nokia and it seems that there are no
plans for official updates currently, hence nobody plans to work on this
(And in case you feel like discussing this situation: Nokia Customer Care or
http://talk.maemo.org would be the place to do so as you will not reach Nokia
officials in this community bugtracker - though all of this is really no news.)
Reflecting this status by setting RESOLVED WONTFIX for this
enhancement/wishlist request (see
https://bugs.maemo.org/page.cgi?id=fields.html#status for status explanations).
There is a small chance for issues in those Maemo components that are open
source: Contributed patches could be included and made available in the Maemo 5
Community CSSU updates.
The Maemo CSSU project is run by a small team of volunteers; see
http://wiki.maemo.org/CSSU for more information.
So in case that you can provide a patch that fixes the reported problem, please
feel encouraged to file a request under
Please note: The Maemo CSSU project is not related in any way to Nokia.
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