[horde] Horde 4 and attachments in mail view

Michael M Slusarz slusarz at horde.org
Mon Feb 27 07:01:27 UTC 2012

Quoting Andreas Mauser <andreas at mauser.info>:

> with Horde 3 an email with an attachment was not shown with an  
> attachment sign in the mail list.
> On my new webserver I have this same behaviour. Is there a solution  
> that an icon comes up? I have seen in the settings that there should  
> be an icon.

Then those messages do NOT contain an attachment.  You have to  
understand that what *you* might think is an attachment is not  
necessarily an attachment.  E.g. a multipart/related message, with  
images displayed in the message -- those images are NOT attachments.

This is one of the reasons why implementing message forwarding to  
display the list of attachments to select/de-select is an absolutely  
terrible idea.  Attachments, as defined at the MIME level, really have  
NO correlation with what a user might reasonably think is an  
attachment.  Most MIME attachments are not discrete files that can be  
easily downloaded, at least with current browsers/Operating Systems.


Michael Slusarz [slusarz at horde.org]

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