Re: [Evolution] forwarding of attachments

We've changed it so that attachments only get forwarded when you forward the entire mail using 'forward as attachment', which is the default fowarding option.  This forwards the entire message, including all attachments.  For various reasons this is normally a much better way to forward the email anyway, since generally at the receiving end the attached message can be treated as a native message rather than an opaque text object.

I'm not sure exactly of the design decision behind the change, other than perhaps that forwarding the mail in full is a 'preferred internet mechanism' for forwarding mails as it keeps all the data intact.

You can set the fotward style in the general tab of the composer preferences in the settings window.

On Wed, 2004-09-22 at 18:53 +0200, Lubos Kolouch wrote:
Dear Ximian/Novell,

Thank you for your great job with Evolution. As a ex-developer
I really like what you did, it is the best office suite today
for linux.

I am manager at Panasonic, using Evolution together with MS
Exchange servers.

There is one thing though that I do not like at all.

I am receiving daily 100s of emails, most of them with many
attachments. I forward them regularly to my team, other teams
etc. Unfortunately all attachments are lost when I click
forward (as quote, as typically I have to write in instructions
what to do with the email).

Can you imagine what pain it is to save each attachments,
do forward, manually select attachments and send? It is costing
me really lots of time so I am seriously thinking to switch
to another mail client that does it correctly (I think you are
the only one doing it this way!)

Could you kindly
- let me know WHY you decided to do it this business unfriendly way
- if you have any plans to fix it?

Thank you and best regards

Lubos Kolouch
evolution maillist  -  evolution lists ximian com
Michael Zucchi <notzed ximian com>
"born to die, live to work, it's all downhill from here"
Novell's Evolution and Free Software Developer

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