These proposed changes are being tracked by bug 456814
Message w/ Attachments
Because the buttons for the message reader are being displayed directly on the message itself we only have to show the buttons that are necessary for that message. Previously the Thunderbird:Toolbar would have buttons showing that were disabled because they would have no meaning based on what was selected.
Providing the correct context for the reply buttons is of utmost importance. People are constantly being embarrassed by sending messages back to lists or groups of users when they meant to send it directly to the person who sent the message. There are several ways we believe we can help alleviate this problem.
The reply button displayed for any particular message will be, what we believe to be, the correct type of reply.
- Message was sent directly to the user
- Reply All
- Message was sent to multiple recipients
- Reply List
- Message was sent from a mailing list
- Reply Group
- Message was sent from a newsgroup
Replying to an individual who sent a message to a multiple recipients, a mailing list, or newsgroup will be handled by using the context menu related to that individual.
Another part of this solution is investigating better ways to display the reply type chosen in the composition window.
This button will open the composition writer to forward the current message.
Inline / Attachment
There are several ways to solve the choice of inline vs. attachment forwarding. Thunderbird currently defaults to forwarding all messages inline.
- Providing the choice of inline vs. attachment switching during composition
- Allowing for someone to click and hold the ( Forward ) button, revealing choices for forward types
Mark as Junk
When messages are able to be marked as junk, not newsgroup messages, we should display this button for marking a message as junk.
When messages are able to be deleted, not newsgroup messages from other people, we should display the button for deleting messages.
The delete button, in the quick bar at the top, has been purposely made small and iconic only because we want to encourage people to use archival methods for getting rid of their mail and trashing only when necessary.