Looking for an e-Mail provider that automatically saves attachments in a separate file
Thread poster: Poisson rouge
Poisson rouge
Germany
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Feb 28, 2009

Hello everybody,
I don't know if I am perhaps looking for something that doesn't exist but I seem to remember it does exist somewhere on the internet: an e-Mail provider that automatically saves attachments in a separate file. This would save me a lot of time, as I wouldn't have to go back to e-mails to have a look at an attachment. Is there a solution or shall I simply try to change my habits (i.e. saving files on my computer straight away)?
Thanks very much for any advice!


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Use SMTP protocoll Feb 28, 2009

instead of POP.
This way the attachments may be left on the server.
Otherwise you should indeed change your habits and save the incoming files in separate folders.


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José Henrique Lamensdorf  Identity Verified
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Jerzy, do you mean IMAP? Feb 28, 2009

My main e-mail server is IMAP, instead of POP.

All my messages are kept at the (external) server, http://www.mandic.com.br (Brazilian).

I don't have any messages on my computer, so I can access all them from any computer. Okay, when my connection to the Internet is down, I don't have access to my messages.

This particular service has no limit, so if anyone wants to send me terabytes, it's their (Mandic's) problem! Nothing is (nor should be) saved automatically. I can download attachments from any message to my computer. Yet, if I delete this downloaded file, but failed to delete the e-mail message that contained it, I can download the file again.

Is this kind of assurance you want? If yes, find an IMAP no-limit e-mail service in your area (though nowadays it could be anywhere)


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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IMAP Feb 28, 2009

indeed - exactly.
Thanks for correction

BR
Jerzy


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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Thunderbird Feb 28, 2009

Thunderbird offers an option "Save all attachments to this folder". Would that solve your problem?

[Edited at 2009-02-28 22:07 GMT]


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Jessica Noyes  Identity Verified
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Thuderbird yes, but also Firefox Feb 28, 2009

Even if you don't use Thunderbird, if you use Firefox to access your mail, it will offer you the option of saving your attachments to a separate "download" folder.

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FarkasAndras
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POP too Feb 28, 2009

Jerzy Czopik wrote:

instead of POP.
This way the attachments may be left on the server.
Otherwise you should indeed change your habits and save the incoming files in separate folders.


You just have to configure the client (Thunderbird, Outlook etc.) to leave messages on the server. By default they all delete messages from the server after download... a horrible default setting imo.

Anyway, I have no idea why anyone would want all the eleven gazillion files ever emailed to them to be saved in the same folder. After a while, you'll really be struggling to find anything. Just set up a convenient folder structure and save files where they belong as you receive them. If you can't find something and you know it came via email you can always go back and find the original email.


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Poisson rouge
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Yes it would! Feb 28, 2009

Jack Doughty wrote:

Thunderbird offers an option "Save all attachments to this folder". Would that solve your problem?

[Edited at 2009-02-28 22:07 GMT]


Oh so it does exist then, brilliant! That would definely solve my problem!
Thanks very much
Fiona


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