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Name thomasdeneux61079
User since June 3, 2008
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AttachmentExtractor Continued

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Thank you for continuing this much useful Thundebird Extension!

But... after i run and attachments have been saved on disk, i observe that they were not deleted from the e-mails, whose size remains big (e.g. 15MB)! Is this a bug? So sorry i cannot give a good ranking yet, but will change it once this is solved.

Why "AttachmentExtractor Continued" does not appear in the official Mozilla Thundebird add-ons site? It is a pity as i nearly missed it.

As i just commented in the original extension page, it would be very useful that the addon can compute for each file a #hash number# token. That way files with the same name can automatically be linked to the same file on disk if they have exactly the same content, but to different files on disk if they are dissimilar. Indeed it is very often that because of repetitivie forward, or re-sending the same documents to different people, a same documents appears in multiples (easily tens of) e-mails.

A #year# token would be useful also...



thanks for the reply, i don't know where can i further reply so i edit the comment. My direct contact if needed is

When i use ThunderBird native functionality, i.e. right-click on an attachment of several MB and press 'Detach...' in the context menu, then the size displayed in TB drops to around 20K, and after compacting the size of the mailbox on disk has decreased by the given number of MB.

When on the contrary i use 'AE extract' in the context menu, neither does the size display change, neither the mailbox size on disk even after compacting.

I have tried the option "after extraction, remove the attachment from message", which indeed removes the attachment and reduces the size, but in this case there is not even a link, i.e. the attachments are marked deleted instead of showing a link that i can still click to open the extracted file (as is the case with the native 'Detach...' button).

So i suspect there is a bug, maybe particular to my configuration (TB 68.1.0 (64 bits)). Note that the original AttachmentExtractor was working fine when i used it on a previous TB version.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.2). 


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This addon is super-useful when enduring e-mail quotas: i auto-extract attachments to a Cloud folder that i have on all my machines, that way all my attachements remain available everywhere, while my Inbox remains small, and there are no more redundancies of the same file attached to several different e-mails.

So PLEASE, can you upgrade it so that it becomes available in the current version of Thunderbird?! (i made the suggested donation to encourage you...)

And a quite needed FEATURE SUGGESTION: could the addon add hash numbers to the file names before attempting to save. That way files with the same name will automatically be linked to the same file on disk if they have exactly the same content, but to different files on disk if they are dissimilar.