#154 accepted

consistence of attachments for sent and received messages

Reported by Thibaud | June 6th, 2011 @ 08:43 PM

When we send messages, attachments are managed by and shown in the button Attachments in the bar above the content of the e-mail.

However, when we receive messages, the attachments are shown in the mail (new table feature).

Maybe would it be possible to make it more consistent? (I know, easy to say ...)

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  • benny

    benny June 6th, 2011 @ 09:22 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “accepted”

    I have planned to implement a status bar like the one in the composer.
    This would include a popup with attachments. But I also plan to move
    more things into the webview of the message viewer, in particular, when
    displaying multiple messages. For attachments, it could simply show the
    attachments of all the messages, and maybe the same would work for other
    functionality suitable for the status bar.

    I'll keep this ticket open until I either implement a status bar or drop
    it. The jury is still out.


  • Thibaud

    Thibaud June 9th, 2011 @ 09:19 AM

    Thank you for the answer. I don't know when you plan to implement these functions so I present below some details concerning the current implementation.

    • The lengths of the cells seem not to be the same for all the attached files.
    • Another detail: concerning the formatting around the table, problems sometimes appear.
    • Lastly, I thought that inline reading of PDF have had been disabled in this version (I have 1.2 (2175)) but it appears that some PDF are opened in the MailMate message window, did I misunderstood?

    I joined a picture to illutrate the two first points.

  • Thibaud

    Thibaud June 9th, 2011 @ 07:03 PM

    I updated to 1.2(2191) and it is the same :)

  • benny

    benny June 9th, 2011 @ 07:26 PM

    The first problem is related to the attachments not really being inside
    a real table. I should change that since it'll make it easier to style
    the attachments.

    Second point may be fixed by that change as well.

    Some people use PDF as an alternative to image formats such as PNG.
    Therefore if an attachment is explicitly marked as inline, MailMate
    displays it inline, but I do it using an HTML image tag (avoiding PDF
    plugins). You can get the restrictive approach using

    defaults write com.freron.MailMate MmNeverInlinePDF -bool YES

    Long term plan is a much more flexible system for inline-status of
    specific attachments and MIME-types.


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