Thunderbird Mail client is a product of Mozilla foundation basically provide its user an Open Source desktop based email client with various interactive features.
Though the issue are everywhere and hence we are discussing one of the famous issue of Thunderbird here.
This blog illustrates methods to detach attachments from multiple emails in Thunderbird
As there are specific issues and their solutions but the blog is about one of the well known issue to remove attachments from mass emails in Thunderbird. Lets discuss covering user common queries:-
“I am using Thunderbird from last 3 years and now my Thunderbird is taking up too much space as it is nearly full of emails. I want to clear out some space. Please help me out with the process and suggest if I can mass detach all the attachments from my emails?”
This is a general query of user regarding Thunderbird attachment extraction. Well there are numerous solutions available for this issue. Let us discuss some relevant ones.
Thunderbird came up with the feature of “detach” attachments from emails so that they will not increase your mailbox size and can save up some storage space. In case you want to reduce your mailbox size or in some situation where “Mailbox size exceeded” error will pop up, you can remove attachments from Thunderbird mailbox easily.
The point to be remembered here is that you have to compact your saved folder in order to restore disk space, this goes for the deleted files also. You can do so by following steps:-
How to remove attachments in Thunderbird?
To do so we have to follow some simple procedure. Here is the whole process mentioned below:-
Now the thing to notice here is that once the attachment is deleted, you will see it, meanwhile the file name will still exist if there is no attachment. This will help you in sense to figure out which attachment is linked with which email message.
The attachment icon whereas no longer shows, which simply indicates that you have successfully detached the email attachments from Thunderbird mailbox.
As working in an email client from years collected huge mail data like bulky inbox, archive folders, sent box and other specific folders too. Therefore, detaching attachment individually will take good time plus lots of effort. So this feature of mass attachment extraction in Thunderbird is introduced and deployed for user easiness & efficiency.
The Add-on Thunderbird Attachment Extractor by Mozilla helps you out for detaching mass email attachments at once.
The following procedure explains the simplest way of using attachment extractor in Thunderbird. Here is the steps:-
Now other things to notice are that, in some rare cases this internal routine if not used will constantly asks to remove Thunderbird attachment and there is no way to turn off this prompt till now. Hence to save yourself from this annoying prompt we prefer to use internal routine instead of Thunderbird general code.
After enabling these settings, you are able to detach multiple email attachments in Thunderbird. But in case if Attachment extractor freezing your Thunderbird with anonymous behaviour or blank field or unresponsive events, buttons. Then here come the troubleshooting part for Freezing Thunderbird.
How to Troubleshoot Thunderbird from Email Attachment Extractor?
Here are two scenarios marked which creates issue in Thunderbird, these are following :-
Query 1 :- Attachment Extractor Freezes when you detach any particular attachment from bulk messages.
Solution :- Well it is an inbuilt issue of Mozilla Thunderbird and we have a temporary fix for this. If the issue occur then follow these simple steps :-
Query 2 :- Thunderbird often crashes when we try or save the changes in settings?
Solution :- The common issue of crashing Thunderbird when edit or try the settings. The fix of this error is that you should go for the editing of settings manually via config editor window. Even if the interface may occur empty, your settings will be saved in the config editor.