User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:19.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/19.0 Build ID: 20130307122903 Steps to reproduce: I get lots of mails with uncompressed attachments (*.txt, *.bmp, ...) from my customers. Actual results: The IMAP folder is getting very big Expected results: Like deleting or detaching attachments from a message there should be another option "compress attachment" This should detach the original attachment and compress it with an appropriate tool (zip for textfiles, png for images,...) and attach that compressed version to the message instead.
Maybe this Addon shows some hints how to implement it: EditEmailSubject 2.0.2 https://addons.mozilla.org/de/thunderbird/addon/edit-email-subject/?src=ss It can change the subject retrospectively. code: http://pastebin.com/fLgHs7BZ
There is an "Auto compress file" addon, but that seems to only compress when sending msgs out... Maybe you could contact the author to add this feature on incoming messages?
That is not a Duplicate at all! bug 9309 is about detaching attachments automatically I want something completely different here: I would like to keep the attachments in my mail but zip them inside my IMAP folder automatically 1. detach it 2. zip it 3. re-attach it to the original email
hopefully third time is the charm. bug 595629 is better