Feature Proposal: Multiple Attachments in one message

Hello,

first of all: I love the deltachat & i think it is really good work so far! If it only would have been there before all that WhatsApp Nonsense :upside_down_face:! I am really determinend to convince more and more of my friends to switch to it, because it’s the best greatest common divisor of all IMs.

So now my Feature Proposal. I’ve scanned through the ‘List of Feature Proposals’ but I couldn’t explicitly find the one that bothers me the most:

Sending multiple attachments in one message (i.e. one email)

and

Being able to even write some text in the multiple attachment message

I think it’s a very important feature for general usability of deltachat. At least that’s what i use instant messenger for quite often: sharing multiple images of something with people. And especially: Many of my friends do not yet have deltachat. I would like to keep communicating with them over deltachat, also for advertisement reasons :smiling_imp:. But I think its not that advertising if every image I send comes as a seperate email to them :confused:.

Have a nice day everyone!

gaston

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When sending multiple images in one email we should warn when the message is bigger than the providers email attachment limit
Maybe use a default and the user can overwrite that by specifying their providers limit in the settings; the default could also be pulled from our provider db.
Furthermore we should lookup the mailbox limits of other providers and take the lowest or like 2-3 mb.

For sending many files at once a file share bot or usage of another established sidechannel (like ipfs or dat) would be better.
That way you could only share the links via email and don’t waste precious email account space.
Providers could even add cryptpad-like encryption (key in anchor part of url like a-storage.bot/[fileid/hash]#[key]) so the used server/bot will never see the file in cleartext.