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Friday, March 2nd 2012, 7:56pm

bad email problem/links in messages

I've been using Thunderbird for email. When I click a URL link in an email message, no browser launches, but a cascade of requests are sent to the server. These occur transparently and do not stop unless/until all Thunderbird processes are killed -- in other words it acts a lot like a DoS attack.

This occurs with Evolution and Thunderbird (Gnome apps) on Fedora 14 KDE (4.6.5). It appears that clicking a link in Thunderbird or Evolution attempts to launch the following process:

ps aux | grep thun

The requests look like this to the server -- from Apache access log:
"GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 4099 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20111108 Fedora/3.1.16-1.fc14 Thunderbird/3.1.16"

The problem does not occur with KMail.

Can anyone suggest a fix?



Monday, June 18th 2012, 5:03am


Just copy past the link in the mail to your address........

Raj Srivastav