[gaia e-mail] sanitizing web-bug images?

Irving Reid irving at mozilla.com
Wed Aug 15 20:51:24 UTC 2012

(premature send...)
On 12-08-15 4:44 PM, Irving Reid wrote:
> Certainly if we have a way to determine visibility, not downloading
> anything invisible
would be nice.

It might be interesting to run a testpilot to figure out (a) how many 
external references and of what types people receive in email, (b) how 
many of those declare their sizes, and (c) the distribution of sizes 
(both declared and undeclared) of those external objects.

>   - irving -
> On 12-08-15 4:34 PM, Andrew Sutherland wrote:
>> To be clear, I'm not proposing making it impossible to view embedded
>> images or external images in e-mails.  Both of those are totally
>> supported.  I am proposing automatically removing self-identified 1
>> pixel by 1 pixel external images since they are unlikely to be anything
>> other than web bugs and can add confusion since we will prompt the user
>> if they want to show that external image (which may be the only image).
>> Andrew

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