Stalls often Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Idea is fine and it has good set of parameters to e.g. set the name of files after they are extracted.

However, the extraction stalls often. You have say 10000 e-mails and it stalls after say a 1000 messages and you still have to manually recheck and restart from the right position.

Excellent Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent for the purposes of remaining the text of e-mail and saving and deleting the attach in a directory. This contributes to have free space in your e-mail server.

Leider Rated 1 out of 5 stars

War bisher immer prima, funktioniert aber nicht mehr mit der aktuellen Thunderbird-Version :-(

very useful for me Rated 4 out of 5 stars

For me this is a very very usefull tool, thank you very much :-) It's a pity that development stopped, so I have to use an rather old Thunderbird version, because it doesn't work with current versions. Any chance that you sometimes will support these?

Simply does nothing at all Rated 1 out of 5 stars

It sits with the "Extracting" box animation running while stuck at message 1.

Most helpful, but harmful Rated 1 out of 5 stars

AE is a most helpful add-on. I'm not aware of any alternative.

I do use it to strip attachments from certain mail folders, where I do want to keep the regular mail, but do want to strip large or frequent attachments.

Others complained that AE is not that reliable and does miss some attachments. True, but I can take care of those few.

Much worse: AE keeps crashing Thunderbird. I feel this happens most while downloading from one mail account and extracting from another one at the same time.

Unfortunately the developer has stopped to support this tool. That's why i can't recommend it higher than *----

Awesome except for generating filenames Rated 4 out of 5 stars

When all the emails contain an attachment with the same name for example "Statement.pdf" the tickbox "do this for all emails" does not work, and I have to click the button "Generate new filename" repeatedly for every email.

Secondly, the generated filenames are not very useful, they just become Statement-1.pdf Statement-2.pdf etc.
What would be much more useful is if the files receive their ISO date appended, and then IF NECESSARY, add a number to make it unique afterwards.

ISO Dates are in the format YYYY-MM-DD of the date the email was received. This format is best to avoid confusion/ambiguity between British and American date formats, and also ISO dates make files sort properly by default in file managers.

So the files would become
Also it would be very nice if it can have a textbox to enter the filename with special tokens that get replaced.
So for example
would become
Foobar_Baz_2016-01-01.pdf etc.
Then people can specify their own filenames.

Not reliable Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Unfortunately not reliable. Sometimes it don't detach attachment, so after i had been trying to use it for hours, I had to save and detach each attachment manually.

Useful...If it works Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Very useful add-on. Unfortunately it often misses attachments. When downloading large amounts of attachments all at once it stops after a dozen.

Nice, but mails redated Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very useful for tidying up mail in Thunderbird 45.3.0 under Windows 7, but when I selected a group of mails with attachments and invoked "Just delete attachments from selected messages", the attachments went, but the mails were reassigned the current date and time and shot to the top of the inbox in Apple Mail and MS Outlook, albeit not in Thunderbird. If this has happened to others, time for a bug fix, for which I couldn't spot the right link, sorry.

Pretty good, doesn't update Size Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I tried both "Delete with normal Thunderbird code" and "Detach with AE's internal routine." Both work great, so to avoid the Thunderbird prompts, I will use AE's routine. It hung once on an image of indeterminate size, which I detached by hand with Thunderbird's code, and then I resumed AE with the rest of the folder. Save some space!

The only issue is that the Size (column view option) that is tallied for the folder does not get updated by either option. So, I only know how many MB I detached by the set of files in my file manager, or by checking in the online webmail client. When one detaches attachments one at a time with the Thundebird code, the folder size updates, but not with AE.

Would be nice if this were fix, as it would help me see how much storage I'm using (because my workplace has a cap on the amount, lame).

Hang when file size is ZERO Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I don't know why sometimes my server will have this problem. But this add-on simply hang when try to process such email.

Well done! - does the job Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This ( with TB 38.5.1 on Debian Linux) is in fact a _very_ handy Addon!
Tried to "improve" it (because I don't want to have all attachments in one folder) by modifying the formatting of the #date#-tag to 'Y/m/d/' so it will create subdirectories, but unfortunately the last subdir is corrupted always, so extraction can not take place.
This - of course - is not a bug, but would be a feature if implemented (and I think it's just one or two lines of code)

Экономит драгоценное время! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Возникла задача загрузить на локальный компьютер все вложения из нескольких сотен писем. Представьте, сколько времени нужно на то, чтобы сделать это вручную... AttachmentExtractor - спас меня от безумия! :)
Огромное спасибо автору AttachmentExtractor!!!

Great!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Can't live without it

Wow - Great! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

First of all THANKS ! I started using AE today and really like it and it's settings and features. Really great work!

And detaching after processing the attachments is such a MEGA great feature THANKS!

I use it on Ubuntu 14.04 and discovered a little problem:

A thing which was a little bit annoying is that folder permissions goes wrong when you use #folder# / #etc...etc# in the file name pattern.

The result should be: ~/Email-AT/inbox/bla.jpg

When I start the detaching progress AE will create the folder fine but it will be created with folder permissions read and execute (rw) only. Then AE tries to write the attachments and that fails of course because there is no execute/change into that folder permission ("x" permission in linux terms)!

I fixing this by setting the folder permissions manually after the failure and then restart the process.

I would really like to see an updated version where the above is fixed and the experimental internal detachment parts going to stable. Then we go for the fifth star in the review ;)


not to recommend Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This add-on is nice, but horrible configurated. Thus the detaching of a attachment lead to a saving and deleting in the email, however then the attachment is not linked to the email anymore. Only by setting the configuration to experimental mode, this can be solved.

Pls, move the Del-line up to the menu Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Please move the Del-line up to the shortcut menu for preventing erroneous click

Dommage car non fonctionnel avec thunderbird portable 38.2.0 Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Dommage, car non fonctionnel avec thunderbird portable 38.2.0.
Toujours pas d'amélioration quand a la popup de confirmation de chaque mail ....

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Patch for installation up to TB-version 99 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I patched the install.rdf-file of version so that it is possible to install attachment extractor to a Thunderbird up to version 99 without version-error. Tested with TB 38.0.1, but no warranty for functionality. Available on my homepage under "Anleitungen - Email - Thunderbird Add-Ons".

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