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HTML preview without loading images

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:42 am
by TheVoodoo
I'm using poptray_u since b2 came out. It has some great modifications and additions to the basic one. I would like to see the possibility to preview mails in html but without loading the images.

Re: HTML preview without loading images

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:36 am
by m
TheVoodoo wrote:I would like to see the possibility to preview mails in html but without loading the images.

Quote very very much!!

Otherwise the spammers have it easy!

However... great PopTray!!!!!!!!

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:04 am
by jojobear99
TheVoodoo, thank you for your suggestion. This is definitely something I would like to implement in future versions (as well as optionally almost the reverse, displaying attachment images inline if images are enabled). It's not a trivial fix to implement (hence why it isn't in there already), but it's definitely on the todo list.

-Jessica AKA jojobear99

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:23 pm
by jojobear99
After looking into this a bit further, there's a nasty bug with no known workaround in the IE-plugin when you tell it that you want to work "offline" that prevents this from being fixed correctly, it ignores whether you're offline and just checks wehther you have an internet connection before downloading external content. I could implement a kludgy way of parsing out things that might be image links which I've been working on in the last beta, but I'm not sure if that's going to be effective enough of not, because there's a lot of subtle ways images and external content can be loaded (css, scripts, inline javascript, background images, image tags, etc. etc), so it might be doable, but it's pretty complicated.

There is a simple workaround though, set any internet explorer window to offline mode (affects all windows) before previewing emails. If IE is set to offline, it will not download any of the images, etc. when previewing in poptrayU. Downside, you can't surf the net in IE at the same time as you do this, and it would disrupt any ongoing downloads, etc, unless you are using a different browser for the other downloads, but it works quite well if you can live with IE in offline mode.

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:34 pm
by jojobear99
An update: Proper blocking of images is coming soon. Please feel free to have a look at this blog post where I am soliciting feedback about in addition to images should be always or sometimes blocked: ... -blocking/

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:49 am
by Rdsok
Excellent news JoJoBear... I know a lot of folk are looking for this security feature

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:20 am
by jojobear99
As an update, html preview with full image blocking is currently available in the latest version(s) and no longer "coming soon"