[Users] Remove selected attachments of mail archive

Andrej Kacian andrej at kacian.sk
Sun Dec 10 19:19:46 CET 2017

On Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:07:33 +0100
Michael <codejodler at gmx.ch> wrote:

> Hi everybody, and especially Devos,
> My local (POP) mail folders are getting really huge in size and i believe this is mostly for zillions of attachments, like Photos or PDF documents. I'm already keeping only mails that i really want to keep, so deleting the mails (text) is not an option. It's still some thousand mails, after some years, in about 100 folders, and i'm not going to scan through all these. I'd like to shrink these folders somehow, to speed up backups.
> My question is, what do you think how hard it would be, to code a plugin (maybe python) that lists all attachments, clickable (to open and examine) and allows to select multiple to remove from their respective mail. I'd appreciate just a comment like 'easy' or 'difficult'.
> I'm not going to file this as feature request because i think nobody will pick it up anyway. I'm just curious, and if you say it's easy, maybe i can find someone doing that stuff for me. 

Such plugin already exists. :) It's called Attachment Remover, or
"AttRemover", and it should be packaged with all the other plugins on
any OS/distribution.


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