User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050225 Firefox/1.0.1 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050225 Firefox/1.0.1 If you try and send word, text or jpg attachments in thunderbird, the receipient recieves all the attachments inline (in the body of the message). Doesn't seem to be any option to prevent this. This makes using thunderbird to exchange documents impossible Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Create mail 2.Add word or text file as attachment. 3.Mail to someone with OE, Outlook, etc 4. Actual Results: Mail will have the attachments embedded in the message, rather than as atttachments. Expected Results: Mail should have the attachments as attachments, not imbedded in the body of the message
See the status whiteboard at the bug for workarounds. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 65794 ***
The issue is not the hacked work around as suggested in the whiteboard. This is supposed to be a REAL mail program. Attachments have been around for a long time and no one but this program attaches them inline by default. This bug has been around for over 3 years!! If its not going to be fixed, then it should be announced so people can evaluate the quality of this product. Otherwise, don't refer people to whiteboard status and mark 50 bugs as duplicates of each other for 3 years. Fix the problem!!!!!!!!!! IT IS NOT RESOLVED under you publish a build that attaches attachements properly.
Bruce: it's a shame, especially because It's not a matter of doing any coding: it only needs changing a default value of a parameter. I suggest you also advocate this on mozillazine's forum. I have tried on a couple of threads; apparently this is not a big enough issue.
Re-resolving. Follow the discussion in the other bug report. (In reply to comment #2) > Otherwise, don't refer people to > whiteboard status and mark 50 bugs as duplicates of each other for 3 years. There is no need for a new bug. I know it is an old issue, but I'm doing only QA to manage the reports. Shouting and insulting people does not help anyone! You can provide a patch or money if you want to help but please don't offend volunteers which maintain this FREE application. > Fix the problem!!!!!!!!!! IT IS NOT RESOLVED under you publish a build that > attaches attachements properly. Shouting never helps. Please read http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/page.cgi?id=etiquette.html and http://www.mozilla.org/quality/bug-writing-guidelines.html. Thanks. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 65794 ***
> Fix the problem!!!!!!!!!! IT IS NOT RESOLVED under you publish a build that > attaches attachements properly. Shouting never helps. Apparently, neither does reporting a serious bug for 3 years. You mention this is a FREE application. If that's the excuse, then I suggest you rewrite your web pages for Firefox and Thunderbird and clearly indicate that the applications quality is on par with std freeware. You make a clear case on your sites that this is a commercial quality program ready for general use and distribution, yet a 1.01 release of your mail program, can't handle attachements properly. A bug you admit is well known. How anyone could have decided that such a bug allows for a release of a 1.0 and a 1.01 release is beyond me.