Make Thunderbird prompt to save changes to attachment files, so people don't loose the hours spent editing them (most don't know abt saving to disk first)

Name:    Gordon Yeow
Email:   gordonyeowatgmaildotcom
Product: Thunderbird
Summary: Make Thunderbird prompt to save changes to attachment files, so people don't loose the hours spent editing them (most don't know abt saving to disk first)

Comments: 
Less IT-savvy people may simply open an attachment file to edit, and
expect the changes to stick when they saved. So potentially many hours
are being lost since Thunderbird doesn't prompt to save changes to the
email when the "saved" attachment is closed.

I noticed that Outlook Express similarly doesn't prompt, but Outlook
does. My dad just recently lost hours - he was using OE. I taught him
the proper way, then came home to check out Thunderbird on my PC and
noticed it does the same as OE.

If Thunderbird could be enabled to notice changes made to attachment
files, and prompt users to save - that could potentially save many many
hours. Sorry for sounding like a parrot repeating phrases.

Thanks.

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I think I'm pretty tech savvy, but just moved from Eudora, which
treats attachments VERY differently, I just discovered (to
considerable dismay). I lost a whole day's work on a document... so I
think Gordon's suggestion is a very good one.

Thanks.

On Jul 8, 11:09=A0am, Gordon Yeow <hendrix-no-replyatmozilladotorg>
wrote:
> Name: =A0 =A0Gordon Yeow
> Email: =A0 gordonyeowatgmaildotcom
> Product: Thunderbird
> Summary: Make Thunderbird prompt to save changes to attachment files, so =
people don't loose the hours spent editing them (most don't know abt saving=
 to disk first)
>
> Comments:
> Less IT-savvy people may simply open an attachment file to edit, and
> expect the changes to stick when they saved. So potentially many hours
> are being lost since Thunderbird doesn't prompt to save changes to the
> email when the "saved" attachment is closed.
>
> I noticed that Outlook Express similarly doesn't prompt, but Outlook
> does. My dad just recently lost hours - he was using OE. I taught him
> the proper way, then came home to check out Thunderbird on my PC and
> noticed it does the same as OE.
>
> If Thunderbird could be enabled to notice changes made to attachment
> files, and prompt users to save - that could potentially save many many
> hours. Sorry for sounding like a parrot repeating phrases.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Browser Details: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9) =
Gecko/2008052906 Firefox/3.0
> From URL:http://hendrix.mozilla.org/

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