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  2. CONF-22636

Mail Archive doesn't handle inline mime content cleanly

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      When receiving a multipart mime message in the mail archive with an inline bodypart, the inline bodypart content is displayed in the email body, but an attachment is also added to the email in Confluence named "unnamed-0" which has the text of the inline mime section. This seems redundant and unnecessary. Also, I've found no way to remove these attachments while leaving the email intact without deleting them directly from the SQL backend, as we're using the DB for storage of attachments.

      In our environment, all emails are coming from MailMan which is adding the footer as an inline bodypart as described in detail at http://wiki.list.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=4030707

      A sanitized example of an email that has caused this behavior is:

      Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="===============2040488032934442827=="

      --===============2040488032934442827==
      Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary=20cf307d02cebad5fe04a46e428f

      --20cf307d02cebad5fe04a46e428f
      Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1

      This is the email

      Name, Sig, etc.

      --20cf307d02cebad5fe04a46e428f
      Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1
      Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

      This is the email.
      <br>
      <br clear=3D"all">Name, Sig, etc.<br><br>

      -20cf307d02cebad5fe04a46e428f-

      --===============2040488032934442827==
      Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
      MIME-Version: 1.0
      Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
      Content-Disposition: inline

      _______________________________________________
      LIST mailing list
      LIST@lists.DOMAIN.org

      -===============2040488032934442827==-

      This displays quite nicely on our mail archive in confluence as:

      This is the email

      Name, Sig, etc.

      _______________________________________________
      LIST mailing list
      LIST@lists.DOMAIN.org

      And has one attachment:
      Text File unnamed-0 (0.1 kB - Anonymous - May 29, 2011)

      The content of the attachment is:

      _______________________________________________
      LIST mailing list
      LIST@lists.DOMAIN.org

      So, it would seem that the main email message is displaying the inline mime attachment correctly and in compliance with RFC 2183, section 2.1 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2183.txt), but Confluence is incorrectly creating an attachment with the inline bodypart.

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                Reporter:
                justin@energysec.org Justin Clarke
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                Owen Sanico
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