misc/118133: Evolution email crashes when sorting by Subject in Junk folder

Barry Tigner tigner at msu.edu
Mon Nov 19 10:30:02 PST 2007

>Number:         118133
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       Evolution email crashes when sorting by Subject in Junk folder
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Nov 19 18:30:01 UTC 2007
>Originator:     Barry Tigner
>Release:        6.2-Stable
Michigan State University
FreeBSD eshop1.pa.msu.edu 6.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE #0: Wed Apr  4 09:38:48 EDT 2007     root at eshop1.pa.msu.edu:/usr/src/sys/i386/compile/DC2  i386

Evolution crashes on my system when I sort by Subject in the Junk folder.
It sorts by date, and from fields ok. I presume there is some font or locale 
problem in the subject field on some of my junk mail.

This only happens randomly, probably due to some dodgy headers in 
spam, which gets sent to my Junk folder.

I scan the Junk folder to see if any legitimate email got in there
by mistake. 
I suspect that if there exists an email in the Junk folder with a bad header,
possibly with invalid characters in the subject line, then simply starting 
Evolution and going to the Junk folder and clicking on the Subject field
to sort by subject ,will cause Evolution to crash.
go to $HOME/.evolution/mail/views and delete all of the views and restart
Evolution. If I do not click on the Subject field, then all is well and I
can read the emails, and deal with them as necessary. 


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