Rated 4 out of 5 stars

holy Santa pants, this thing is amazing. i literally would lose my mind without it. the only reason it's 4 and not 5 stars is simply documentation on initial use and the fact that even though 'ask for pattern' is checked, when you check the 'set pattern as default' button, it doesn't change the default pattern. otherwise, flawless performance, even on very large selections (1500+ messages). we need to figure out how to retain this kind of functionality when Thunderbird goes the (crippling) way of Firefox and starts using WebExtensions.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It extracts and saves the attachments alright, but it doesn't seem to delete them, even if I tell it to just delete the attachments. Is it a problem with my settings, or is it a bug?

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Essential addon - thank you for resurrecting it! but important options are missing - v1.5.3, TB60.9.1
1. after extracting - option to TAG the message please? (so we know its been extracted)
2. set modification date to message received date is greyed out
3. min file size is grayed out
4. extract inline attachments - option to ask?
(Do you have a github issues page? :)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This was very helpful to delete unnecessary attachments of about 50 messages in seconds.
Would be tedious doing manually.

Easy and user friendly.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

5 stars for being just what I needed minus 1 because you need to choose what to do with each duplicate, even though you checked the right box.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mejora la versión a la que sustituye. Puedes elegir mantener el nombre de los archivos o modificarlo por un patrón. También te da la opción de descargar el texto del correo, marcar como leído los mensajes de los que descargas los asuntos y otras opciones que no voy a usar.

Lo único que no me explico es por qué Thunderbird no da esta opción de manera nativa

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I need to automatically (when email is received) store attachments (and preferably email body) to the folder on the disk. I need that email from one sender is stored to one folder and email from another sender to different folder. I have up to 100 senders/I need 100 folders. This addon doesn't provide this because it doesn't automatically store attachments. Please implement this feature.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Doesn't save files with the email's original timestamp, which is the whole point of using this add-on.

Doesn't work in search results; just hangs indefinitely or does nothing and shows no errors.

Mostly useless, but it does at least allow downloading all inline images.

I wish Mozilla would bring back the old extension infrastructure.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

So far so good. Pretty flexible and just what I was looking for. Great work!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

In case of file duplication, there is a popup for selection.
The checkbox "Dont ask me again, always do this."
doesn't work. it pops again and again, I have 3,000 email....
The add-on is useless for me

In this case there is automatic renaming in the options of the add-on, so that "-1", "-2" or similar can be appended to the file name.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Another vote for detach/delete attachments after sending mail. I miss this feature very much.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

this look great,
how i can reduce sender name #from# and make it just 3 chars

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Thunderbird 68.4.1. Originally, as I wanted to open, e.g. 30 pdf attachments from email, all were opened in Adobe Reader - that is, 20 cards with pdf documents are open. After installing AttachmentExtractor Continued, something broke with this process, i.e. only max. 6 or less (random) cards (documents) from these 20 pdf attachments. After uninstalling AttachmentExtractor Continued the problem remained. Rather, I do not blame the Adobe Reader itself, because I uninstalled it, reinstalled, repaired and nothing changes. After downloading attachments to the disk and opening them all open properly, that is all 20. The problem is as if when you want to open all attachments from the email Thunderbird filtered these pdfs - some open, some not. The described problem also occurred on the second computer which is confirmation of the culprit AttachmentExtractor Continued. I am asking you for help. Can you install Thunderbird (overwrite) on an existing installation without losing your settings and mail, which is everything to repair this installation? Thanks in advance

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for the update to TB 68.

A function to automatically detach attachments after sending mail would be very useful.

Up to TB 60 AttachExtraTools could detach attachments.
Unfortunately the development was stopped by the author.

Maybe you could include this feature in your addon?


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Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I would like to make a suggestion - this ext. may remove files seen as attachments, but I would like to to remove all embedded files as well.
I used to be able to do this via Dorando Keys, it was a simple process.
I had assigned this process to Ctrl+Shift+U. First change the email view to text only, at which time all embedded images, files, etc become attachments, then remove all attachments, then reset back to viewing as HTML. These actions were done via the built in functions in TB.
Unfortunately Dorando Keys appears to no longer be supported.
Although, I should say that images embedded via apple devices in emails were never removed - apparently those are in some format which TB did not recognize (but regular attachments were removed.
This removal of all embedded and attached files make a huge difference when I save my emails long term.
Thanks for your consideration.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

RE MY Jan. 8, 2020 review question:
I've solved it! Thx to support forum. (Ans = to set Add-on pref via TB menu).And yay! delete works.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A very usefull tool.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

How can i use the #count# function?
On the other hand, is there an option to add an incremental number to each of the extracted files?

#count# is for duplicate file names

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hi Alexander,

I did it exactly the same way you are describing. What I get is this: "Das Add-on konnte nicht installiert werden, da es nicht das von Thundbird erwartete Add-on ist.

When I try to install the xpi after downloading it, T-Bird tells me this: Das Add-on konnte nicht installiert werden, da es nicht mit dem Thunderbird 68.2.1. kompatibel ist.

When I try to install it on my Laptop (where I have Thundbird v. 60 installed, it installs without any problem.

Thank you and greetings


Update: See the developers reply to m9d's comment: this solves the issue (use version 2.0.2)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.3).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hi there,

first of all thanks for your great work!

I am having the same issue as tomZZZ (Win 10, TB 68.1.0 / TB 68.2.1, ATE 2.0.2) though:

'The add-in could not be installed because it does not match the add-on Thunderbird expected'

Thanks Alexander for the quick feedback. That indeed is the issue! For everyone else stumbling across this: I had to scroll all the way down and unfold the `Versions` section.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.3). 

Ahhh, now I see the strange ATN behaviour. Because of the disabled version 2.0.3 on ATN, the download-link now gives you version 1.5.3 which is intended for Thunderbird 60.

Please, do not clickt the link to the "latest" add-on version. Go to the version list and select / click explicitly version 2.0.2 for Thunderbird 68. The "1.5" versions are only for Thunderbird 60.