Implement option to print email without inline attachments (preview of images, html etc.): needs checkbox in Page Setup, Format & Options

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Thunderbird
Mail Window Front End
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enhancement
11 years ago
4 years ago

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(Reporter: u49640, Unassigned)

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(Blocks: 1 bug)

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(Whiteboard: [GS] workaround comment 1, URL)

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Description

11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de; rv:1.8.1.4) Gecko/20070515 Firefox/2.0.0.4
Build Identifier: Version 2.0.0.4 (20070604)

I've received an email with a HTML File as attachment.

I wanted to print the email, but thunderbird printed everything - including the attachment.

If i'd wanted to print the attachment, i'd open it and printed it.

I want to print only the actual email and not any attachments. 

IMO there should be an option in the print dialog that allows me to choose if i want to print everything, or just the email.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
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Comment 1

11 years ago
If you disable View > Display Attachments Inline you should only get the list of attachments, not the attachments themselves. Does that work for you?
Version: unspecified → 2.0
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Comment 2

11 years ago
Yes, thats a work-around.

But an option in the print panel would still be nice

Updated

11 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement
Component: General → Mail Window Front End
OS: Windows XP → All
QA Contact: general → front-end
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: Print email without Attachments → add print email without Attachments
Whiteboard: workaround comment 1
Version: 2.0 → Trunk

Comment 3

10 years ago
See also Core bug 100265 -> Suite bug 93640.

Comment 4

10 years ago
Work round is OK.

An option in Tools > Options not to print attachments would be very useful and also a more intuitive place for it, alternatively add a tab to the Page Setup dialog box. 

View > Display Attachments Inline implies that it is a VIEW option, not a print option.  Not very intuitive.

Updated

10 years ago
Summary: add print email without Attachments → add print email without inline attachments

Updated

9 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 432616
This looks like a valid request for enhancement --> confirming.

Viewing and Printing are different actions, and the user should have a separate choice over including attachments for each of them.

Use case:
- user wants to /view/ as much of the mail information as possible on screen (including images and attached html files etc.)
- but user does /not/ want to /print/ attached files with the message (e.g. as they are saved and handled from elsewhere in his file system).

We already support a very similar use case with the "Print background" option option in File > Page Setup > Format & Options > -Format- Section.
From an UI pov, we could simply add the new option right below that:
[ ] Print background (colors & images)
[ ] Print inline attachments

I imagine that we could then programmatically skip inline attachments in much the same way that we now skip backgrounds?

I've slightly morphed original request, which wants an option inside /print/ dialogue. Having this option in /page setup/ is the route of least resistance and least changes to current UI, thus better chances of implementation. 

Furthermore (beyond this bug), it would be nice to provide access to page setup functionality from the actual File > Print dialogue.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: add print email without inline attachments → Implement option to print email without inline attachments (images, html etc.): needs checkbox in Page Setup, Format & Options
Summary: Implement option to print email without inline attachments (images, html etc.): needs checkbox in Page Setup, Format & Options → Implement option to print email without inline attachments (preview of images, html etc.): needs checkbox in Page Setup, Format & Options
No longer blocks: 443634
Whiteboard: workaround comment 1 → [GS] workaround comment 1
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