inline message images will not forward

Bug #260260 reported by rfd on 2008-08-22
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This bug affects 5 people
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thunderbird (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: thunderbird

Inline email message images are lost when message is forwarded or replied - they refuse to remain within the body of the forwarded or replied email message. Ubuntu 8.04, TBird version 2.0.0.16 (20080724)

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Aug 21 22:11:20 2008
Dependencies:

DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
Package: mozilla-thunderbird None [modified: /var/lib/dpkg/info/mozilla-thunderbird.list]
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: thunderbird
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-19-generic i686

I have 2.0.0.23 on both Vista and Linux Mint machines and both have the same problem. This only happens with forwarding; reply does include the inline pics. Forwarding also fails to include the text of the message.

Conrad Richter wrote:
> I have 2.0.0.23 on both Vista and Linux Mint machines and both have the
> same problem. This only happens with forwarding; reply does include the
> inline pics. Forwarding also fails to include the text of the message.
>
>

--
\_\ RICHTERS HERBS
/ / Goodwood, ON, L0C 1A0, Canada
\_\ Tel +1.905.640.6677 Fax +1.905.640.6641
/_/ http://www.richters.com

Addendum to my previous message. I was prompted to post this bug because of problems forwarding a particular message. Since then I tried replying to the message, but replacing the reply address with my own, and sending in "plain text and html" format. I also added a few comments to the beginning of the message. This worked because I could then forward the received message to friends without problem -- both the text and inline images were included in the forwarded message. I am uploading the original message in case that helps.

I wonder if there is an issue with the plain text vs html settings when forwarding messages. Is this automatically set to non-html in some cases?

kenbob (ken-lovewade) wrote :

I have this problem running Thunderbird 2.0.0.23 and Ubuntu 9.10 . My work around is to hit [reply] instead of forwarding the message, and then to edit the address in the "To:" field and thus send to my intended recipient instead of the originating address. It strikes me as the code for forwarding and replying should be nearly the same. The reply process works, can that not be adopted into the forwarding code?

Same problem with Thunderbird 2.0.0.23 and Windows XP sp3... it seems, we match this problem only with certain html message received... I noticed this trick, if I view the message as "simple html" and click forward it doesn't show the original body message, but if we see the original message as "original html" or "text" and then we clik forword, the original body has shown... for the while this could be a workaround.

thx

reetp (jcrisp) wrote :

Same bug. Thunderbird 3.1.10 on Vista.

When viewed with 'Simple HTML' the message will not appear when forwarded. Change the view to 'Original HTML' and it works.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
pietro (per-weisteen) wrote :

I'm using Thunderbird 15.0 on Ubuntu 11.10 and I've forwarded a message with inline images to other Thunderbird users and to Outlook users and there is no setings in either mailclient that will solve the problem. The inline code in the original email for the image part starts with :

--------------010507070701020306020905
Content-Type: image/png;
 name="Screenshot at 2012-09-02 23:16:07.png"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
Content-ID: <email address hidden>
Content-Disposition: inline;
 filename="Screenshot at 2012-09-02 23:16:07.png"

iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAZQAAAEOCAIAAAAhWnbSAAAAA3NCSVQICAjb4U/gAAAAGXRF
WHRTb2Z0d2FyZQBnbm9tZS1zY3JlZW5zaG907wO/PgAAIABJREFUeJzsvV2SLFmOpPep4rhH
<base64 encoded image shortened>
SYuM2cyrxzWGS0ZcNp/m67re15pv/57rvdabBsUN/e2OcflcFeXaL/73//E/8a/Xv17/ev3r
9f/b6/8BZjIKYj4am+kAAAAASUVORK5CYII=
--------------010507070701020306020905

In the forwarded email the code is

--------------060502040007080707000208
Content-Type: image/png
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
Content-ID: <email address hidden>

Thisbodypartwillbedownloadedondemand
--------------060502040007080707000208

I'm not sure how the "Thisbodypartwillbedownloadedondemand" is supposed to work and I'd very much like to have an explanation from the developers on this one.

Valentin Höbel (t-valentin) wrote :

I can confirm this bug; multiple users are affected in our network.

Binary package hint: thunderbird

Inline email message images are lost when message is forwarded or replied - they refuse to remain within the body of the forwarded or replied email message. Ubuntu 12.04, TBird version 16.0.2+build1-0ubuntu0

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Nov 13 15:38:00 2012
Dependencies:

DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: thunderbird
PackageArchitecture: amd64
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
 LANG=de_DE.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: thunderbird
Uname: 3.2.0-32-generic #51-Ubuntu SMP x86_64

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