Re: [Evolution] forwarding of attachments

Dear Not Zed,

Thank you for considering my point of view.

I respect yours, however I would like to add additional comments:

What you do with email as a business user who receiving daily 
100s emails?

You want to :

- quickly see the content of the email to see the importance
- be able to quickly search in the emails
- be able to forward the email to your colleagues and add your comments

So if you do forward as attachment, it is fine, but the receiver
cannot see the original email. I mean he can but he has to click, open
the message in new window, then click again to switch to the email
with your comments etc.

Of course this is possible but it is highly unpractical.

What I am saying is that yes, it can be done as you said, by forwarding,
by drag and dropping etc. 

My point is that your solution is very time consuming (it is ok when
you have one email per day but not 100s) and therefore not usable in
daily business life where time is money.

There must be some (business) reason why other mail clients do it the
way they do, ie. forward the message WITH attachments and quoted text.

Thank you again for considering my idea.

Best regards

Lubos Kolouch

On Mon, 2004-09-27 at 22:10 +0800, Not Zed wrote:

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
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