Feature #2

Download attachments on demand

Added by Vladimir Smolyar about 4 years ago. Updated 5 months ago.

Status:In ProgressStart date:11/15/2011
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Hiroyuki Yamamoto% Done:


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Below follows actually the quote of my message to Sylpheed mailing list which hasn't ever got any response.

I would like to suggest a slightly changed way of e-mails with attachments treatment.
The problems is: it often happens that a person receives an e-mail with some files attached and wants just to read the text message in such letter rather than downloading it with all the files attached. In my case the current Sylpheed behaviour (downloading all the attachments when I click on the message to see the text) is very inconvenient since I have a very slow connection and have to pay for the amount of traffic I used.
It would be very very nice if you introduced an option to download the attachments only on demand. For example, when I click "Save as..." for some of the attached files.
It doesn't seem as a hard-to-implement feature, but it could make life much more comfortable for a lot of people I believe.

Thank you.


#1 Updated by Hiroyuki Yamamoto about 4 years ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • Assignee set to Hiroyuki Yamamoto

I suppose you mentions IMAP messages.
I will add an option to download only text part and a feature to download attachments
on demand in the future release.

#2 Updated by Andrey Gursky about 3 years ago

Without such a feature it is impossible to use sylpheed on low-bandwidth networks. Assuming sylpheed is a light-weight client, this feature is essential.
It would be excited if you add it!

Thank you,

#3 Updated by Genghis Khan 5 months ago

I use Linux, and when I see a spam message with an .exe file, I know I have nothing to do with it. I would love to just delete such messages without downloading their attachments.

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