Add a view menu entry and shortcut for "Load remote images in Mail & Newsgroup messages"

NEW
Unassigned

Status

SeaMonkey
MailNews: Message Display
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enhancement
13 years ago
12 years ago

People

(Reporter: Ulf Dunkel, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows 2000

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.8a6) Gecko/20050112
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.8a6) Gecko/20050112

I use to switch OFF the checkbox in "Preferences: Privacy & Security: Images:
Image Acceptance Policy: Do not load remote images in Mail & Newsgroup
messages", because I know that some spammers like to control if a certain
spammed mail address is valid (by having the image load response from e.g. my
mail client).

In the most cases, I can live without these images in mails.

But somewhen I would like to see the images because I know who has sent that
specific mail (e.g. Apple user ad's). I have to call a) "Edit Menu", b)
"Preferences", c) open "Privacy & Security" (with the mouse as there is no
shortcut), d) click on "Images", e) uncheck the mentioned checkbox.

I would like to see a new entry in the View menu, e.g. between "Message Body as
..." and "Display Attachments inline", named "Images" or "Images ... " with a
sub menu offering "[checkable] Load remote images", "[checkable] Show embedded
images". This menu entry or these submenu entries should get a simple shortcut,
like [Ctrl][I] (I for images).

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:

Comment 1

13 years ago
Adding a 'show images' button and menu item in Mailnews is discussed in bug
188476 comment 15 and later comments, so this bug could be related to bug 188476.
Version: unspecified → Trunk
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Comment 2

13 years ago
@zug_treno: I viewed bug 188476. As its topic and discussion mainly focusses on
the default setting for remote pictures, but not on an additional UI access
point for the global "show images", I would rather keep this bug open and
independant from bug 188476. Can you agree or even confirm?

Comment 3

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #2)
> I would rather keep this bug open and
> independant from bug 188476. 

I think it would be unwise to change the default image loading behaviour in
Mailnews without providing an easy way to load those images. So IMHO this bug
(and adding a toolbar button) would block bug 188476. 

> Can you agree or even confirm?
Sorry, I don't have 'canconfirm' privileges.

In the mean time you could use View>Message Body As>Simple HTML, see bug 108153
comment 21.

Updated

13 years ago
Assignee: sspitzer → mail
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Comment 5

13 years ago
I would apprciate to have this feature request left open and confirmed.

Updated

13 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
In seamonkey trunk there is a message bar as in Thunderbird where you can simply click to load the remote content for the displayed message.
Does this implement your feature request?
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Comment 7

12 years ago
(In reply to comment #6)

I will take a look at Seemonkey. What about the Mozilla stuff itself? Is it no good idea to keep on using Mozilla instead of all those splitted apps like Firefox, Thunderbird or Seemonkey? - If I should rather wave Mozilla goodbye and switch my e-mail and news databases over to Thunderbird or Seemonkey, I guess this  RFE should be closed afterwards.
(In reply to comment #7)
> I will take a look at Seemonkey. What about the Mozilla stuff itself? Is it no
> good idea to keep on using Mozilla instead of all those splitted apps like
> Firefox, Thunderbird or Seemonkey? - If I should rather wave Mozilla goodbye
> and switch my e-mail and news databases over to Thunderbird or Seemonkey, I
> guess this  RFE should be closed afterwards.

Mozilla (application suite) 1.7.x is in maintenance only mode and won't get anymore features. The successor is SeaMonkey which is basically the same what Mozilla 1.8 would have been. SeaMonkey 1.0 (as released) doesn't have that feature but future version will have. Thunderbird already has this message bar at least since Thunderbird 1.5 (maybe 1.0 as well).

Comment 9

12 years ago
(In reply to comment #6)
> In seamonkey trunk there is a message bar as in Thunderbird where you can
> simply click to load the remote content for the displayed message.

When will there be a Seamonkey release that has this feature?  If it was in the trunk back in March, then how come it's not in Seamonkey 1.0.4, which came out a few weeks ago?

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