bugGNUstep Non-FSF - Bugs: bug #54365, [GNUMail] In HTML mails, linked...

 
 

bug #54365: [GNUMail] In HTML mails, linked images are loaded by default

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Submitted on:  Tue 24 Jul 2018 07:54:33 AM UTC  
 
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open

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Tue 24 Jul 2018 07:59:42 AM UTC, comment #1: 

PS: It would be important that this feature is not hidden under the Advanced tab, but prominent for example under the Viewing tab of the preferences window.

Anonymous
Tue 24 Jul 2018 07:54:33 AM UTC, original submission:  

If a message is a HTML mail, all linked external images or ressources are loaded by default if the message is opened.

Linking images is regularly abused by both commercial and criminal senders and can be dangerous (compromised) or at least annoying (tracking, privacy).

GNUMail definately needs an option to disable loading HTML mail images that can be reached easily. And it would be good if it was active by default. It would also be good if the explanation for this was included in help features.

Mail clients usually have the ability to show a banner inside the message viewer that external content wasn't loaded for security reasons and the user is asked to click a button to load it on demand. Please see the attached example.

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file #44613:  dont-load-images-by-default.jpg added by None (106KiB - image/jpeg - This is how it could look.)

 

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2018-07-24 None Attached File- => Added dont-load-images-by-default.jpg, #44613

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