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

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Tue 24 Jul 2018 07:54:33 AM UTC
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  None
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Tue 27 Sep 2022 11:49:47 AM UTC, comment #2: 

Which OS are you on, Mac or GNUstep?

Are you sure it is an HTML message? Currently I have the issue that HTML message don't display attachments at all.
On Mac, handling of the HTML is handled over to Cocoa, so I suppose there yes all images are "sucked in" and I don't know if there is a way to control that.

Riccardo Mottola <rmottola>
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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.

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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