Cannot forward message inline

Bug #72881 reported by ScottHerman
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
mozilla-thunderbird (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Mozilla Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: mozilla-thunderbird

T-Bird and

When forwarding a message, regardless, of the configured preferences, or the selected mode (ie;Message-->Forward as-->Inline from ythe message menu) the forwarded message is always attached (as an attachment), not shown inline.

This occurred after the upgrade, released on 20061117. I subsequently backed out the upgrade, (sudo aptitude install mozilla-thunderbird/edgy) and restarted Thunderbird. It now shows version in Help-->About.

I went into Advanced Config and changed mail.forward_message_mode to 1, restarted T-Bird, and still get the same behavior; Forwarded messages attached, not inline.

Revision history for this message
Alex Latchford (alex.latchford) wrote :

Hello ScottHerman,

Thank you for the bug report, can I ask if you can still reproduce this on Perhaps can I get you to try a new profile, this can be done by renaming your ~/.mozilla-thunderbird folder to something else and then running Thunderbird again.

Thanks, Alex.

Changed in mozilla-thunderbird:
assignee: nobody → mozillateam
status: Unconfirmed → Needs Info
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Axel Müller (axel-mueller) wrote :

Hi Alex,

The behaviour reported by ScottHerman is still present in with profiles being created from scratch. IMHO this is a major drawback coompared to previous version where this feature was working flawlessly.


David Farning (dfarning)
Changed in mozilla-thunderbird:
assignee: mozillateam → mozilla-bugs
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Alex Latchford (alex.latchford) wrote :

Howdy guys,

I just tested this on, I cannot reproduce this bug, both ways described in Scotts report work fine for me..

Can you please try running Thunderbird from the Command Line with the '-safe-mode' option being passed, this will disable any extensions/themes you have that may cause a problem..

Thanks again, Alex.

Changed in mozilla-thunderbird:
importance: Undecided → Medium
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Axel Müller (axel-mueller) wrote :

Hi Alex,

Meanwhile Ubuntu has updated TB to which does not show the problem anymore.
Forwarding inline works as expected without doing any changes to the configuration for which 'forward inline' did not work previously.


Daniel T Chen (crimsun)
Changed in mozilla-thunderbird:
importance: Medium → Undecided
status: Incomplete → Fix Released
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