Re: [Evolution] Comments and questions on the Evolution mailer

On Mon, 2005-01-03 at 09:03 +0100, Svante Signell wrote:
On Sun, 2005-01-02 at 15:28 +0100, guenther wrote:
Why does it matter if you alter the original message and the message
id stays the same?

Well, I just mentioned OTOH what was already discussed before. Please
see the archives for the actual previous discussions and all the
arguments as well as the relevant RFCs.

Anything that changes the message itself effectively makes it another
message. It's simply not the original one.

This won't work in all cases anyway. Removing attachments of a signed
message (*/Mime, including attachments) for example breaks the

Is it possible to have separate signatures for the main text and the
attachments? If so this problem could be solved this way.

yes, but you (as a recipient of the signed message) cannot control how
the message (or mime parts) are signed, only the sending mailer can
change that.

also, it's generally a lot better to sign the entire emssage (including
attachments) in one go so that the recipient knows that the whole
message is untampered with. if you sign individual parts, all you know
is that each individual part is untampered with (but do you know that
all the parts are there? no)

It is extremely useful to delete attachments.  In fact, it is
extremely useful to edit emails themselves, as sometimes I want to
annotate the original email.

I can't agree here.

If you want to annotate a mail, the application *must* provide some
logic to assign your annotations to the mail and the exact part of it.
Stored separately from the original mail. It must not edit the message.
Annotations, not revisions.

In fact, annotations and a smart way of managing and searching them
would be a really useful feature. As long as the original mail stays the
unaltered original mail.


A thing just recently discovered: If I attach a file I cannot preview it
before submitting it! Isn't this a missing feature?? Perhaps one want to
check that the correct file was attached and review it's content?? Or is
this a part of the whole story about attachments, don't allow any

based on this comment I think you're confused about the issue being
discussed. the discussion is about removing attachments from messages
that were sent TO YOU, not BY YOU. e.g., remove attachments from
messages sitting in your Inbox vs removing attachments in the composer.

to answer your question, yes, the ability to open an attachment in the
composer would be a nice feature to have (and is in fact already filed
in bugzilla)

Jeffrey Stedfast
Evolution Hacker - Novell, Inc.
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