Troubles with IMAP Mail Rated 5 out of 5 stars

LookOut is a very promising add-on which everyone needs that has to communicate with Exchange users from time to time. My problem is simply, that Thunderbird just downloads the header and the mail body but not the attachments before clicking them. So LookOut simply can't see the containing files, since they're not there. An option "Auto download winmail.dat from IMAP server" would be very much appreciated.

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Investigating

I will look into that but I use IMAP and I do not experience the same issue. Perhaps I have offline setup that downloads the messages.

Works for me Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thunderbird 2.0.0.12, Lookout 1.2.1

I used to get the indecipherable "Part 1.2" for every email attachment. (IMAP connection hosted from a Windows Exchange Server)
Now I can view and open attachments.
Why isn't this functionality part of stock Thunderbird?

Hooray! Thanks!

-SteveB

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not working Rated 2 out of 5 stars

have TB 2.0.0.9, loaded LookOut. at first it did not seem to work. The the install restarted TB - loaded mail and just got the winmail.dat file. As noted in the info, after I clicked another message and then came back to the one with the winmail.dat file (twice) the decoding worked and I could see the attachment now.

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Re-evaluate

Please consider re-evaluating the LookOut Thunderbird add-on version 1.2.2 and see if there is any improvement.

Not all files decoded Rated 1 out of 5 stars

The .dat file included a Word Document and a PDF.

Lookout was only able to decode original e-mail text and the PDF. I had to use a stand alone program to fully decode (winmail reader)

Also only works in the window pane, not when the e-mail was opened.

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Re-evaluate

Please consider re-evaluating the LookOut Thunderbird add-on version 1.2.2 and see if there is any improvement.

Doesn't work Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Apparently some are having some intermittent luck with this extension, but i'm experiencing the same problem in one of the "discussions" (one post, one reply): Thunderbird shows an RTF attachment and the winmail.dat, but does not parse either to a full message body. The reply suggests marking the message pane for viewing, which i already had.

It's a great idea, but not much help on execution.

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Re-evaluate

Please consider re-evaluating the LookOut Thunderbird add-on version
1.2.2 and see if there is any improvement.

Doesn't work Még nem osztályozott

Doesn't do anything if you don't have the message pane enabled.

If there are two attachments it gives you two copies of only ONE of the attachments, with different names.

Oh well, nice idea anyway.

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A good beginning... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Well I think this one rocks; at least for the idea and algoritm!

I just wanted to start developing such extension, but now I found yours - already working.

Unfortunately it does not seem to be written very carefully, for some reasons:

- default (wizard) options dialog present, not being used
- infinite loop mentioned in other comments
- ...

I will have a look at the code later and continue testing - maybe I get in contact with you later on!

But as I said before: the first step is well done!

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multiple attachments Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Sadly it's not fixed yet. Four jpg attachments on the one message opened up as four identical copies of one of them. Had to open the message in (shudder) Outlook to retrieve them.

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Some bugs Rated 4 out of 5 stars

There are some "alert" codes inside which sometime may pop up message infinitely. In such scenarios, I have to kill thunderbird.

After comment out "alert" codes, things go well. Hope the next release will fix this bug.

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recursive file opening Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great Add-On!!! Such a huge help to our company! We practically run off of Linux & Mozilla software on Windows machines.

Only one concern. On some messages, the script Recursively Reopens the same image 16+ times. I'll look into the script and see if i can help make a fix & contact you with the changes.


Thanks Again,

Damian Suess
CEO, President
Xeno Innovations, Inc.

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dataavailable not working Rated 3 out of 5 stars

The add-on works relatively well, except it sometimes generates "dataavailable not working" alert in a loop when opening large files. That is a big annoyance because there is no way to stop that.

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Thanks Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I had received an email from someone using Exchange 2003 and was unable to read it other than by web mail. It just bugged me that I couldn\'t use TBird, and this extension resolved it. Top job, thanks.

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Great extension idea ! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Hi there,

I have been looking for a such extension for ages and I'm definitely fan of it ! However it doesn't work properly in the following cases:

- Multiple embedded files within winmail.dat (It will only display the first one)
- Large files (when the attached file is more than let's say 1.1Mb, it will loop and generate a popup with written "dataavailable wrong" that keep coming, only way to get out of that is to kill the Thunderbird process)
- With some winmail.dat files, it will do almost the same as described in the previous problem but popup's text is "Seems not to be a TNEF file" - It seems that the assumption is correct, however it shouldn't loop so that you've to kill the app.


Also when handling large files (from 600Kb), it take some time to load the files and it's doesn't display anything while loading. It would be nice to have a msg like 'Please wait, extracting winmail.dat content...'.

If I can help in anyway, like testing etc. I'd be glad to help.

Regards, JiM.

PS: I'm using Thunderbird 1.5.10 on both Windows & Linux

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