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...

Best.

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

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.

The size on disc remains (or grows up a bit) when doing the deletion process, when using the classic mbox format for mail storrage. After compacting the folders the size on disc should become smaller. This is absolutely normal and expected from a technical point of view.

AEC does not appear in the listing of ATN because of the still missing (more than 9 month now!) approval from an advanced Thunderbird/Add-on reviewer. There are about 24 (completely new) Add-ons in the review waiting line. This is a pity, but not my fault.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great AddOn, unfortunately not compatible with TB 68.0 x64 at the moment

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b1).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Version 2.0b1 for Thunderbird 68 is in review process and hopefully will be really reviewed and released by ATN in the next couple of days.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you very much for this most useful add-on

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Super, vielen Dank für die Weiterführung des Projektes auch wenn es - bis jetzt - noch etwas hakt. Aber auch so ist es eine irre Erleichterung der täglichen Arbeit, die Thunderbirdroutine mehrere Mails am Stück abarbeiten zu lassen.

Mein Wunsch für künftige Versionen, die Option, das Maildatum als Dateidatum setzen zu lassen. Irre ich mich oder gab es das beim Original oder habe ich es nur nicht gefunden?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b1). 

Ich arbeite zur Zeit an der komplett überarbeiteten Version für Thunderbird 68 der bald erscheinen wird. Das genannte Feature würde jetzt noch als letztes auf meiner Liste stehen, bevor ich die neue Version dann endlich zur Veröffentlichung geben würde.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I works on 60.8 32 bit version. I've only used the save to a particular folder option but there are other options, such as a history of save folders. great!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works very great! The only working TB 60.* extractor for me!

I've searched for hours for a working extractor.

Only one other addon was close for my purposes, it is called "FiltaQuilla". But it saved empty, 0 length files for my 30-40 test mails.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b1). 

Development is in progress and should be really really working in upcoming Thunderbird 68:
https://gitlab.com/ThunderbirdMailDE/attachment-extractor-continued/activity

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Had a bit of trouble getting it working, but once I did, it's wonderful. Many thanks to the dev for continuing this addon.
I also support strongly the other suggestion here to enable the date token format for file nameing to be yyyy dd mm so that files can be sorted chronologically.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b1). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Previous version ok

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I was only able to find this addon because of a Reddit discussion. Unless I'm completely senile, a search on this site only returns the original "AttachmentExtractor."

ObBugReport: AEC doesn't seem to remove embedded images, files, etc yet.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great work!

I found out, that you can also use a slash in the default-extract Filename Pattern, so it will create a Folder for each mail for example:

#from# <#fromemail#> - #date# - #subject#/#namepart#-#count#-#extpart#

Please change the default time format to "Y-d-m_H:i" then the exported files will be sortable by date

Where do I find the sources? On GitHub? (Maybe I can help to enhance your code)

Thank's a lot!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b1). 

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Love that this is being worked on, when it's working I will be so happy to send money, however right now I don't see it working.
Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

5stars to encourage the effort to keep this extension alive and working with TB60+. I found it very useful, until it worked and I missed it! At the moment AE-cont. doesn't work still perfectly: I tried to delete attachments in multiple emails but, after the apparently working process, nothing was done!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I was so happy to find this extension, but I can't delete attachement from multi message. Job looks working (long time) but no result

EDIT
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I found a solution, working fine: You can extract attachments from multi messages and ask for delete after extraction... You will have to confirm each message but it works!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b1). 

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

3 stars for good intentions :-)
As far I can tell, all it does is to "save as" with the actual date.
However, without automatic time stamp from the original email it is quite useless.
will you complete it?
For the time being I am now going back to TB v52..

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for rewriting the code of the old AE to work with Tb 60!

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

THANK YOU! Works perfectly.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Could you add to the window setting "After Extraction" under the "Delete the attachment from the message" a option to "Detach with the normal Thunderbird code". In this way the link to the file should be preserved.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for fixing the Addon.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you very, very, very much!!! Tested for extracting jpg's from several hundred e-mails. Worked flawless on version 60.5.0.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b1).