Re: Forwarding attachments
- From: Toralf Lund <toralf kscanners com>
- To: Albrecht Dre▀ <albrecht dress arcormail de>
- Cc: balsa-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Forwarding attachments
- Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 09:15:37 +0200
On 2001.09.17 10:50 Albrecht Dre▀ wrote:
> Sorry, I was out for a week, so my reply is really late...
> Am 11.09.2001 17:16:15 schrieb(en) Brian Stafford:
> > Recap: three ways to forward a message have been mentioned to date
> > 1) RFC 2822 resend. Original message is sent to new
> > Message is not altered, has same message-id and to/cc/bcc
> > New recipient list is added to resent-to/cc/bcc headers and
> > resender
> > is in resent-from header. Effect is the mostly same as if
> > message
> > had been originally delivered to the resent recipients.
> > 2) Attach original message as message/rfc822. This allows some
> > commentary
> > to be added by the forwarder but also guarantees the new
> > recipients
> > a verbatim copy of the message. The composite message is a
> > message
> > with a new message-id.
> > 3) Cut and paste bits of the original into a new message. This
> > all that balsa does now.
> Up to now, I wrote a patch which implements method #2. It is still
> experimental and *not* meant to go into 1.2. When forwarding a message,
> will *only* see a single attachment of type message/rfc822 in the new
> Of couse, you could remove this, but that does not make sense... There is
> way whatsoever to make any changes to the forwarded message, neither to a
> part or to the attachments. However, it is possible to add more
> Note that upon *reception* (or in the sentbox) balsa shows all parts of
> forwarded message instead of a single "message/rfc822" attachment. Thus
> internal structure "tree" of the message is not visualized, which I think
> could be improved (Maybe something like "View mail structure" similar to
> source"). Anyway, I hope this approach complies to RFC 2046...
> However, I plan to make two menu entries named e.g. "forward attached"
> "forward quoted" (stolen from Nutscrape...), where the latter option uses
> current method #3 (quoting any text parts, ignoring anything else).
> I agree
> that heavy editing of a received message (IMHO this includes removing of
> attachments) is more composing a new message than forwarding.
What I would also like to see, though, is what Netscape calls "Edit Message
as New". That's almost like "Continue" in Balsa (or the way continue is
meant to work, anyway, I think the current version looses attachments), but
it works on any message, not just the ones in the draft folder.
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