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Email Image menu item does not actually email the image




5 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: TT, Unassigned)



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Firefox Tracking Flags

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5 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:20.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/20.0
Build ID: 20130329030832

Steps to reproduce:

Right-click on an image o, and select "Email Image..."

Actual results:

Thunderbird opened a new window for composing a message, and the URL of the image is pasted into the body of the message.

Expected results:

The actual image is attached to the email.

I don't know if this is a Firefox or a Thunderbird bug, but when I select "Email Image...", I expect the image to be emailed.  Emailing only the link to the image is not what the menu item implies.

I could have sworn that Firefox used to work properly at one point, but I don't remember when.


5 years ago
Keywords: ux-error-prevention
I was able to reproduce this in Firefox 20.0 and it happens whether I'm using Gmail or Thunderbird as my mail client. So I think it must be a problem in Firefox or Core.

I'm pretty sure this used to work - am marking it as a regression.
Component: Untriaged → File Handling
Ever confirmed: true
Keywords: regression, regressionwindow-wanted
Component: File Handling → General
Perhaps a dupe of https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=234678 .  

Has this feature always just pasted the path to the image into the email body, or did it ever actually email an image?

Comment 3

5 years ago
Honestly, I don't know if it ever worked in Firefox/Thunderbird.  It works with Seamonkey, which is what I normally use.  

Perhaps the "fix" for this bug is to simply rename the menu item to something like "Email Image Link".  However, I find it ridiculous that it can't be fixed.

Comment 4

5 years ago
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:20.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:20.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/20.0
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:20.0) Gecko/20130203 Firefox/21.0

This issue is not a regression because I was able to reproduce it on Firefox 4 (Build ID:20110318052756). Also is reproducible on Firefox 20 (Build ID:20130326150557) and on Firefox 21 (Build ID:20130203030932).
In Opera and Chrome there is no "Email Image" option.

Comment 5

5 years ago
The Email image option was only implemented from Firefox 16. On all versions eversince it works the same: the URL for the image is added to the email, not the image itself.

Marking this bug as an enhancement request since the current behavior is by design.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Keywords: regression, regressionwindow-wanted
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: x86_64 → All

Comment 6

5 years ago
How about just changing the name of the menu item, so that it's not misleading?
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