imapd seems to serve up emails with empty attachments.

John Conant jconant at
Thu Mar 13 08:32:04 EDT 2014

Hello Jeroen,
     When I get "empty attachment" from TB it usually seems to be some 
sort of time delay - the attachment hasn't downloaded to the client fast 
But that would only make sense if the response time from one of your two 
folders was slow, which seems unlikely....


On 3/11/2014 5:44 AM, Jeroen Baten wrote:
> Hello Willy,
> Since both messages are served up by cyrus I thought that would cause
> the problem.
> Just installed evolution and gave it a try.
> Damn, you are right! :-)
> Weird though. Will continue the investigation in the TB direction.
> Kind regards,
> Jeroen Baten
> op 11-03-14 09:37, Willy Offermans schreef:
>> Hallo Jeroen,
>> On Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 09:25:57AM +0100, Jeroen Baten wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> There is something I do not understand at the moment.
>>> I copy an email to two different folders.
>>> On the filesystem level a diff tells me they are exactly the same.
>>> Using a recent Thunderbird to view the attachments in one message it is
>>> fine, in the other Thunderbird complains about an empty attachment.
>>> What is wrong or how can I fix this?
>>> I am running Ubuntu 12.04 with cyrus imapd 2.4.12-2
>>> Any and all help is highly appreciated.
>>> Kind regards,
>>> Jeroen Baten
>>> -- 
>> Are you sure that this is a cyrus problem?
>> It seems to me that this is more a Thunderbird problem.



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