User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1) Build Identifier: Using much the same UI as for designing filters, it'd be nice to prevent automatic loading of graphics and other external linkage, based on customisable rules. An example would be Sender is|isn't in my address book -- | Collected Addresses |*| block loading of external references Or even based on labelling Label is|isn't 1|2|3|4|5|0 none*** | | block lading of external references This would be a godsend to those that hate having their email addresses tracked with inbuilt HTML, while leaving the legitamate mailings and whatnot intact. *** If the "allow arbitrary number of labels is implemented (I sure hope so) then this could possibly need rethinking for large amounts of labels. Although, I'd hazard a bet that most people would never go above 20 - 30 labels... Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
Dupe of bug 172184?
Possibly. It's the same situation being discussed, but a different method for implementing it. The comments for that bug all seem to be centered around a "click if you want to see it" kind of scenario.
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Confirming, as this is a sensible suggestion in my point of view and it is still not present in TB1.5b1 AKAIK.
I'd like to add my voice to this (OLD) request - its especially useful because 1: emails from mailing lists often use unusual addresses e.g. email@example.com 2: You can't add the "Display remote content" to entries that are in remote directories (especially Mac OSX) (this was reported as a bug, but I can't find it now). Both these cases could easily be handled by filters IF (and only if) the filter allows overriding the "Don't Load remote content "default. - Mitra
Bug #370165 is a specific case of this which would be solved by the same solution - i.e. action in Filters.
Allowing this in Filters would also solve the problem of emails from specific constructed addresses - such as Facebook Notifications - which you don't want to put in the Address Book or it causes other problems - see Bug #784069
Except that a) this is a really common request - there are at least half a dozen related bug reports that would be solved by a filter action. b) ALL Mac OSX users need this, because of bug #482616 as we can't set it on individual addresses. c) most people don't figure out how to use extensions d) extensions break - I run alpha or beta releases and extensions are often disabled because of incompatability, once its in the core it tends to stay operational. e) once the geeks get the solution (extension / preference) they tend to ignore the bug, and the Muggles never get a solution and just see it as a bug. For example ... now I've figured out that there is a preference mailnews.message_display.disable_remote_image that can be set to false so that it never asks me about remote content, I'm probably going to ignore this.
I support this feature request wholeheartily. It is very tedious clicking "Show Remote Content" or "Always load remote content from firstname.lastname@example.org" every time. Background: For example a telco company uses a different address for every newsletter they send. I.e.: -email@example.com -firstname.lastname@example.org -email@example.com -firstname.lastname@example.org I wish to set a filter "@*.telstra.com", so that any mail I get from telstra automatically loads the remote content. Otherwise called a whitelist, filter or such, whichever meets the naming conventions used in Thunderbird. It will still satisfy privacy advocates as the request is on the basis of opt-out of privacy protection. All non-whitelisted It will also prevent the address book getting clogged with addresses the user never intends to use, as the whitelist/filter will be separate to the address book.
Aside comment to my previous post: The KB talks about to use the Config editor to create a mail.trusteddomains setting (http://kb.mozillazine.org/Privacy_basics_%28Thunderbird%29) It pretty much sounds like the functionality this feature request is looking for, except: - it doesn't seem to work - it has no UI - it does not support wildcards, subdomains
Just open Options | Privacy and go and whitelist telstra.com (assuming the pics also reside on their domains)
Thank you! I realised it has been added since the latest few updates of Thunderbird. I was using a slightly older version. I think the implemented functionality satisfies the feature request.