[Users] Attaching files from different computer

Andrej Kacian andrej at kacian.sk
Fri Apr 8 12:31:03 CEST 2016

On Fri, 8 Apr 2016 06:14:02 -0400
Jerry <jerry at seibercom.net> wrote:

> I am not sure if this is possible or not. I can do it from MS Outlook,
> but cannot find a way with claws-mail.
> I am running claws-mail on a Windows 10 Pro /64 machine. I have a
> FreeBSD-11 computer also on the network. I want to be able to attach
> files located on the FreeBSD machine to mail I send from my Windows
> based installation of claws-mail. I cannot find a way to do it. Even
> typing in the network path manually fails. CM does not even display
> the 'network" in the search list.
> MS Outlook can accomplish this, so I know it is possible. Can CM
> accomplish this also?

Hi, this works for me on Windows 7 when I type "\\server\share\" in the
location bar first - the view will switch to that share, and I can
navigate to file I want to attach.

It doesn't work without the trailing "\", as I found out. perhaps
that's why it didn't work for you.

Claws Mail is using file open dialog provided by GTK+,
which doesn't offer something like "My Network". Unfortunately it is not
easily possible to use a native Windows file open dialog.


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