Bug#934082: elpa-notmuch: Shows remote images even when requested not to

Tomas Nordin tomasn at posteo.net
Sun Sep 1 08:15:29 PDT 2019

Andreas Kloeckner <inform at tiker.net> writes:

> David Bremner <david at tethera.net> writes:
>> Andreas Kloeckner <inform at tiker.net> writes:
>>> Thanks for getting back to me! It turns out that your idea with the HTML
>>> viewer (`mm-text-html-renderer`) was spot-on. I had that set to 'w3m',
>>> and reverting it to the default (`shr`) not only renders faster and more
>>> nicely, it also removes the undesired privacy problem of fetching remote
>>> images.
>> Great.
>> Dear Notmuch people, should we document this issue somehow? Maybe even
>> try to detect it with customize?
> One thing I wanted to emphasize is that this issue, as far as I can
> tell, is a regression. I don't quite know what versions, but I do know
> that previously remote content was not fetched when viewing a message.

I can join in that. I use w3m and it has a setting for this itself,
`w3m-default-display-inline-images`, being nil by default, meaning do
not show images. This is what I have. Still, after a rebuild of emacs I
have the same issue (as OP) when rendering html inline using notmuch,
images are downloaded and displayed.

I /think/ it started after the rebuild of emacs, but I am not 100% sure
this is the point of "regression", because I have also upgraded the w3m
package at some point. However, the not showing of images work as
expected during normal browsing of the internet with w3m.

I wonder if it is due to the w3m package or something else?

Best regards

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