[RFE] Add a feature to compress received attachments

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 595629

Status

Thunderbird
Untriaged
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enhancement
RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 595629
4 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: Ruben, Unassigned)

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x86_64
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Description

4 years ago
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.
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Updated

4 years ago
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Comment 1

4 years ago
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

Comment 2

4 years ago
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?
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 12865
wrong bug
Severity: normal → enhancement
OS: Linux → All
See Also: → bug 12865
Duplicate of bug: 9309
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Comment 5

3 years ago
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
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---
Version: 16 → 30
hopefully third time is the charm.  bug 595629 is better
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 years ago3 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Version: 30 → 16
Duplicate of bug: 595629
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