Re: [Evolution] How to display attached pictures ?


I thank you Pete for your answer.

I understand how a picture is attached to an email. But, like it is possible with Thunderbird, the recipient must be able to choose what is convenient for him.
(I consider the best ergonomy for a software is the less number of mouse clicks to perform what you want ...)

As an example, for emails received from my surveillance IP Cam, emails contain only 3 photos. The body of the email is just 3 lines each beginning with an arrow, clicking on this arrow displays the photo. I just wish a parameter in the menu which enables to do it by default, without clicking. (The same with different type of attached documents, as in Thunderbird)
What is said in  is too sophisticated for me ...

My best regards,


Le vendredi 20 août 2021 à 22:08 +0100, Pete Biggs a écrit :

I use Evolution with Mageia Linux 8, version 3.38.3. I receive emails
with POP accounts. When pictures are attached to an email they seem to
be downloaded but they are not displayed automatically. How is it
possible to get pictures displayed automatically ?

It depends on how the images are attached to the email and the exact
mime headers. Specifically there is a a mime header "Content-
Disposition:" which tells the mailer what to do with the attachment. If
it says "inline", then the mailer will display the image; if it says
"attachment", often with a filename, it will be listed at the bottom of
the message and not displayed.  If there is no Content-Disposition,
then it is assumed to be an attachment.

I think it would be difficult to justify over-riding the Content-
disposition set by the sender. This is not unique to Evolution as
you've seen.

I have been using Thunderbird for many years but I am tired of bugs
never corrected ... An Addon was available for Thunderbird (Slideshow)
for displaying attached pictures as a slideshow. Is that possible with
Evolution ?

I haven't seen such a thing. If you want the ability to show images
inline rather than fire up an external viewer, then you will need to
file a feature request at

but I think something like

might be what you are looking for.


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