Bizarre problem with Thunderbird 52.9.0

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Post Posted July 5th, 2018, 1:00 pm

I have already filed a bug on this problem, but hope someone here may be able
to help.
Today for the first time ever, I received a reply to a message I had sent to someone who has
a hotmail address.
Now the bizarre part - when I tried to read it under the Mate desktop ( I am running Linux)
her reply to my message was invisible. There were 5 or 6 blank lines where the message
should be but there was no text, or I couldn't see it. The same thing happened when
I looked at the message under the Cinnamon desktop. However when I read
the message when I was running a plain window manager ( IceWm) the message
was there and readable. It seems the other two desktop are doing something or not doing something
to prevent the message from displaying.
Has anybody ever seen this?

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Post Posted July 5th, 2018, 1:06 pm

Just discovered if I view the message as simple HTML, or plain text it's clearly visible.
What is going disappears if I view it as original HTML ??


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Post Posted July 5th, 2018, 1:08 pm

Please post a link to the bug report.

I suggest you use view -> message source or Control-U and see if the raw message source is also no visible using the Mate and Cinnamon desktops. That will help determine if its a problem parsing the MIME sections or a problem displaying text.

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Post Posted July 7th, 2018, 7:36 am

tanstaafl wrote:Please post a link to the bug report.

Indeed it's fairly unhelpful tease to say a bug was filed and then not point us to it.

The bug report is

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