[MlMt] a message confuses MailMate on one computer

Benny Kjær Nielsen mailinglist at freron.com
Tue Nov 10 13:12:23 EST 2015

On 10 Nov 2015, at 19:05, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:

> I run MailMate on three computers.  On one of them, a particular 
> message seems to hang MailMate; on another, it's fine.  By "hang" I 
> mean that when I select the message, I get the spinning beach ball and 
> Activity Monitor shows MM as not responding.  It isn't chewing up CPU 
> time or doing network I/O; it's just sitting there hung.  Any 
> suggestions?  All machines have the current non-beta version of 
> MailMate on El Capitan.  Killing/restarting MailMate doesn't help.

This is a known issue I'm currently investigating. Unfortunately I don't 
have a workaround for you yet. Your case is a good example why it's a 
pretty frustrating issue. It only happens for some users and I have not 
been able to identify what triggers it. Some times the problem suddenly 

(Technical part: The problem seems to be related to the 
`canonical_to_html` script which simply hangs for certain plain text 
messages, but I cannot reproduce it myself. It only happens on El 
Capitan and it's reproducible for some users, but apparently not for all 

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