[Tickets #3381] "forward" handles text/alternative incorrectly

bugs@bugs.horde.org bugs at bugs.horde.org
Fri Apr 14 06:09:22 PDT 2006


Ticket URL: http://bugs.horde.org/ticket/?id=3381
 Ticket             | 3381
 Updated By         | han.spruyt at ijsselgroep.nl
 Summary            | "forward" handles text/alternative incorrectly
 Queue              | IMP
 Version            | HEAD
 State              | Assigned
 Priority           | 3. High
 Type               | Enhancement
 Owners             | Michael Slusarz

han.spruyt at ijsselgroep.nl (2006-04-14 06:09) wrote:

>> Added option in CVS to forward without adding the body text to the
>> compose message's body.
> I'm not clear what the purpose of this is - it's trivial to delete 
> the text if you don't want it. The original reporter was complaining 
> about the original text still being in the _attachment_.

I would like to comment on this issue from the perspective of a simple

A user gets a message, which contains a body and may  be one or more
attachments. When I forwar this message, I expect to see the body in the
editor, so that I can comment it or just add my own text. Iexpect eventual
attachments from the original message to be attached again with the
possibility to remove them one by one. That's it.

I can see that there may be reasons to do more sophisticated things with
message parts, but please let that not be the default behavior.

As it is now compared to how it used to be in older versions:
- Processing mail gets more complicated, I have to go through a menu instead
of just click the action I want(or use a short cut key).
- After two times forwarding a message(common practice here) the end
recipient gets a message with two extra attachments containing message
sources and two 'unnamed' links which if followed show a piece of the
message already on screen. This is the 'without body text' option. In the
standard behavior things are even worse, it ends up with three copies of the
original body text as an extra.

Please keep it simple for ordinary users.

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