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rfe: optionnaly disable remote image loading in html email

VERIFIED DUPLICATE of bug 28327

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MailNews Core
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enhancement
VERIFIED DUPLICATE of bug 28327
14 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: Francois Dispot, Assigned: (not reading, please use seth@sspitzer.org instead))

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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030530
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030530

Some spammers use html mail with links to images through a cgi, giving the
address as a parameter. This acts as a confirmation that the email address is
valid. Merely viewing the email triggers it.
Disabling remote image loading would prevent this. As an option, the user could
click a "load images" button, just as if he was browsing the 'net with the
automatic image loading turned off.

Reproducible: Always

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Comment 1

14 years ago

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 28327 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE

Comment 2

14 years ago
Note that most of it is already implemented !

- in [Preferences -> Privacy & Security], you can prevent the loading of remote
images in mail. Embedded images can sil be shown.
- we also have the [View -> Message Body As] menu, where you can choose Simple
HTML and PlainText mode, but they won't show a full HRML page

Bug 28327 is about the fine-tuning of this mechanism : you should be able to use
normal HTML-mode, but you can still be sure that you won't accidently click on a
link for instance.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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