[sylpheed:36741] Re: Fw: Re: Sylpheed not showing all attachments in the list below the headers

Javier sylfiger at gmx.com
Thu Aug 16 10:21:17 JST 2018

On Wed, 15 Aug 2018 16:54:02 -0400
Michael Shell <list1 at michaelshell.org> wrote:

> This is a test e-mail that shall show an inconsitency in
> Sylpheed's handling of attachments with the "Show attached
> file in the message view" option.  Attached a two files:
> test.txt and text.unknown.  The latter is displayed in the
> message view and the former is not.  Instead, its contents
> are listed at the bottom of the message body.

(sorry to reply here instead the original thread issue)


you are right, depending on the attachment type it is shown, in the
view panel, or window, or space (as you wish), inline but... at the
same time, and I don't understand why now it is an issue, Sylpheed
always have a way to show that the mail has attachments, even if it
has only a plain text file, because, after all, when a mail has an
attachment, it becomes multipart, and when the mail is multipart, the
attachments display is enabled.

And for this, you have a couple of settings.

You can show an additional tab to the view window so you can switch
to the attachment window; or you can show an icon, on the right or
the left, in the same space where the From:, To: and Subject: headers
are placed in the viewing panel.

Also, there is a default option that tells Sylpheed to show
attachments at the top (even though, in your case, might be not very

If there is something confusing, is when you receive a multipart
message with plain+html (sadly most of the mails nowadays) that can
"trick" you and make you think that there is nothing and the
attachment is just the html part, but I myself, awalys check
attachments, just in case when I receive an plain+html mail.

In this case, html mailers are the one to blame, but we can't do
anything with it.

Just check just in case. I think Sylpheed does a good job with
attachment, but is my personal view, of course.


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