Can't disable HTML emails.

RESOLVED INVALID

Status

MailNews Core
Security
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enhancement
RESOLVED INVALID
14 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: Alexander C. Zorach, Assigned: (not reading, please use seth@sspitzer.org instead))

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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031130
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031130

For a project as big as mozilla, it is a gaping hole that you cannot disable
HTML emails.  HTML emails with indexed images are the #1 tool spammers use to
validate email addresses.  Sometimes I can't judge whether a message is spam or
not until I actually click on it, and this opens up a security hole of allowing
the sender to track me.  In addition to this major security hole, I find HTML
emails annoying.  I think it's a horrid, gaping hole in mozilla that you don't
give the option of disabling it.  It blows my mind that you've let this simple
thing go so long even as you have added so many other advanced features.  This
is a major security issue that should be addressed immediately.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Look in the preferences dialog box
Actual Results:  
There is no option to disable HTML emails.

Expected Results:  
The software should have given me an option to disable HTML emails, and then it
should have disabled them.

Comment 1

14 years ago
-->invalid
View->Message Body As->Plain Text
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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