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
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 (188.8.131.52 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 ....
Patch for installation up to TB-version 99 Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I patched the install.rdf-file of version 184.108.40.206 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 dvschuetz.de under "Anleitungen - Email - Thunderbird Add-Ons".This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.
Extrae y renombra adjuntos con mismo nombre Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Very good add-on - but how do "Suggested File-Folders" work? Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Very good add-on, version with patched version number range still working in TB 31.6.0 :) (used with local mail folders only so fare).
I don't want full automatic extraction, but think that "Suggested File-Folders" ("Ordnervorschläge" in German TB) could be useful - but I could not figure out how to use this. I defined 2 folders there (one for pictures one for other documents), but never saw one of these as suggestion. I always must navigate to the desired destination folder after "Extract to Suggested File-Folders" :(.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This saved me lots of work. Thank you. It would be nice to have an updated version if you have the time. Thanks again for your work on this
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Very Good Job! Exactly what I was looking for!
Could you please update / maintain it to work with the actual and upcoming versions of TB?
Kind Regards Haenschen klein
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
An addon I'm not sure I could live without anymore! Specially when I have a horrible tendency to 'horde' messages with attachments until they pile up ridiculously.
The only 'change' in this tool that I'd like to see, is perhaps the ability to have the attachments from each message to save in a separate folder within the selected folder. (IE, if I create folder for all the attachments, then each message's attachments are in a separate folder inside that. . .) just to make sorting/dealing with the attachments from there a little easier instead of ending up with a huge jumble to sort through. But yeah, this addon is one tool that makes it impossible for me to stop using Thunderbird. ;)
*Edit* Ah!! With that file separator, its perfect! No need to let my stuff pile up until I have time to deal with them separately now. Thank you so much! Loving it. :D
just add a folder separator in the pattern