Re: Forwarding inline with attachments

Hi Jack!

On 01/02/2011 06:45:01 PM Sun, Jack wrote:
On 2011.01.02 18:34, Peter Bloomfield wrote:
Happy New Year!

I have always forwarded messages as attachments, and until recently have had no complaints.  However, one correspondent has trouble reading them (iPhone can't read complex Mime structures?), so I've had to start using forward-inline.  But Balsa only quotes the original message, and ignores any attachments.  Saving them somewhere and manually attaching them is possible, of course, but a PITA.

I understand that some other mailers offer only a "forward" command, which is actually forward-inline, but that they automatically attach to the forwarded message any attachments from the original.  That seems like a more natural, and more complete, way of interpreting "forward-inline".  If the original has attachments that the user does *not* want attached, it's easy to remove them--much easier than getting them attached in the current setup.

Should Balsa behave like those other mailers?  Opinions?
Unless I'm thinking of something completely different, I thought that this has been discussed before, with the danger of too easily being able to spread around dangerous attachments being the core of why Balsa did NOT automatically, or even easily, forward attachments.

That said, I'm not personally against it, but perhaps the default should be to not forward attachments, but allowing for a way to do so easily - sort of how it currently works for multiple text portions of a message.

Wow, that was a while ago--good memory!

Given that Balsa can now, at a single keystroke, forward-attached an entire message, including possibly dangerous attachments, the concern over attachments forwarded-inline seems misplaced.  To my mind, confidentiality is more likely to be the issue--but perhaps that's just how I use Balsa.

But you're right: popping up a dialog with a list of attachments, requiring the user to confirm which should be included, would be a nice way to handle it.  But so much more code than what I was thinking of :(

Perhaps we could attach them, and then pop up a notice saying "Balsa has added attachments from the message that you are forwarding; please remove any that you do not want to be attached", with just an "OK" button.



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