We have moved to a new Sailfish OS Forum. Please start new discussions there.

E-mail: Link to attachments & Save as

asked 2014-01-15 22:40:39 +0300

this post is marked as community wiki

This post is a wiki. Anyone with karma >75 is welcome to improve it.

updated 2020-02-11 08:18:15 +0300

I may have missed something, but I was not able to open/copy/whatsoever an e-mail attachment from within the Sailfish e-mail client. It was a sound file, so it could have been simply played or (better) given additional options such as opening a file manager in the right directory with the file in question highlighted. (Starting a file manager from outside the e-mail app, eventually I found my attached file.)

There should be a link from the attachment information in the e-mail client (at best in the list of e-mails as well as when the individual mail is shown) to the actual file either (or alternatively) by:

  • Long tap
  • Pulley menu (expecting that in case of multiple attachments, all are saved to the same directory)
  • Tap + pulley menu
  • Swiping to the left either the whole mail screen (i.e. within the e-mail information) or swiping to the left just the attachment information.
edit retag flag offensive close delete


Edited the tittle a bit to bring more visibility.

VDVsx ( 2014-01-17 09:19:58 +0300 )edit

Simmilar issue here with Release -> opening xls attachment seems to work -> opening pdf attachment does't work - attachment state is "not downloaded" klicking on it is doing absolutely nothing, android pdf reader is installed... :(

Firpo ( 2014-01-21 12:36:34 +0300 )edit

@Firpo What type of account ?

VDVsx ( 2014-01-22 08:13:24 +0300 )edit

It's a IMAP4 Account. But, the behaviour seems to me much more complicated - not enought characters in the comment field, will create a answer with the description...

Firpo ( 2014-01-22 10:16:22 +0300 )edit

@VDVsx: Pop3

jgr ( 2014-01-22 11:36:02 +0300 )edit

1 Answer

Sort by » oldest newest most voted

answered 2014-01-22 10:25:38 +0300

Firpo gravatar image

updated 2014-01-22 11:39:23 +0300

Regarding my comment, that opening pfd attachments is not working properly:

It's a IMAP4 Account. I tested the behaviour again and it seems to be much more complex... -> pdf attachment in inbox with state "not downloaded" does not do anything while clicking it (PDF file is 24MB in size) -> pdf attachment in other imap folders: --> in state "not downloaded": ---> if single attachment, download is working fine, state switches to "downloaded" ---> if two attachments, download of the one clicked file starts but does not finish sometimes - state switches later to "failed", file is 980kB in size, but sometimes the download is working fine ---> if multiple files, the subscreen is opening, download is working fine, sate switches to "downloaded" --> tapping a pdf document in state "downloaded" open's mostly a empty screen if the document has more than one page (otherwise the one page is shown fine), after shifting the screen to the background and opening it again the pdf is shown :) --> if download of one pdf file failed, often the download of following pdf files will fail also (after restart of mailapp the download works fine again)

so, actually it feels like i have to have some luck to get a pdf attachment opened...

By the way, the internet connection is over local WLAN while sitting next to the AccessPoint, download speed from notebook (which stands next to the phone) is constantly fast...

edit flag offensive delete publish link more


added some details and cases regarding pdf's with one or more pages and downloads following a failed download...

Firpo ( 2014-01-22 11:40:38 +0300 )edit
Login/Signup to Answer

Question tools



Asked: 2014-01-15 22:40:39 +0300

Seen: 728 times

Last updated: Feb 11 '20