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delete/detach attachments from multiple selected messages

VERIFIED DUPLICATE of bug 92146

Status

Thunderbird
Mail Window Front End
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enhancement
VERIFIED DUPLICATE of bug 92146
9 years ago
6 years ago

People

(Reporter: Dimi Ko, Unassigned)

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(Depends on: 1 bug, Blocks: 1 bug)

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(Not tracked)

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Description

9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1.15) Gecko/20080702 Fedora/2.0.0.15-1.fc8 Firefox/2.0.0.15
Build Identifier: version 2.0.0.14 (20080501)

"File / Attachments / Delete all" works fine when one message is selected
but becomes inactive (light gray in the menu) when more than one message is selected. This is a pity, because quite often it would be useful to be able to extract or save or delete attachments in hundreds of messages at the same time;
for instance when one wants to keep thousands of emails in his/her "Trash" folder
but without the attachments in order to save disk space

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.select more than one message
2.try to use menu option "File / Attachments / Delete all"
3.you can't because it is inactive
Actual Results:  
"File / Attachments / Delete all" works fine when one message is selected
but becomes inactive (light gray in the menu) when more than one message is selected. This is a pity, because quite often it would be useful to be able to extract or save or delete attachments in hundreds of messages at the same time;
for instance when one wants to keep thousands of emails in his/her "Trash" folder but without the attachments in order to save disk space

Comment 1

9 years ago
Confirming RFE.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: "File / Attachments / Delete all" inactive when more than one message is selected → delete/detach attachments from multiple selected messages

Updated

8 years ago
Depends on: 92146

Updated

8 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 324646

Comment 3

8 years ago
This enhancement would really be welcome. When my mailbox becomes too big, what I often do is a search on messages which are old AND have big attachments. I then manually delete the attachments, which I have to do by hand.

By the way, there is an extension which roughly does this :

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/556

However, I don't think an extension should be needed only so that an action can be performed on a multiple selection instead on a single one...

Comment 4

8 years ago
This enhancement would really be welcome.

Updated

8 years ago
Depends on: 341263

Updated

7 years ago
Blocks: 579473

Updated

6 years ago
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 92146
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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