User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030430 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030430 I'm a crossuser of Outlook and Mozilla. One nice ability in Outlook is to be able to edit a recieved email, and then save it back to the IMAP server. This allows me to delete massive (mostly useless) attachments, whilst retaining the text content of the message. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
delete attachments is bug 2920
Yes, this is an excellent feature that I would like to see in Mozilla mail. However, I want to expand it a little. I subscribe to a large number of email lists that are pretty active, and I like to archive messages. A very large percentage of messages contain extraneous text (not attachments!) that wastes a lot of disk space. Many posters evidently don't care if their messages include 10 previous messages. I would really like to be able to remove the extra stuff to save my disk space. Another problem with these messages is that they use HTML formatting, which wastes even more space. Sometimes it makes sense to have it, and sometimes it doesn't. And some (many) people send both plain and HTML text. I would like this RFE to include being able to remove all rich formatting from the message and leave plain text only. I would like to suggest that summary of this bug be changed to "Be able to edit and change incoming messages" and that the request include modifying local and IMAP messages and removal of rich formatting from the messages. As has been mentioned in comment #1, removal of attachments in a message in any folder has been requested in another bug report. I think that OS field should be changed to All.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 203913 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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