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Where do the E-Mail attachments go to? [answered]

asked 2013-12-24 22:13:44 +0300

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updated 2013-12-25 01:02:00 +0300

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Receiving plain text E-Mails with attachments is going fine - except that there is no trace of any attachment. E-Mails with attached .vcf files appear somewhere in settings. Are the attachments not supposed to appear in the E-Mail after swiping one to the right, where all the other message details are printed? Even signatures from S/MIME disappear.

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Not really user friendly, but they appear to be saved in ~/Downloads/mail_attachments/

Tanghus ( 2013-12-24 22:21:12 +0300 )edit

Yes, I found this during searching the the root tree in an ssh session. There is indeed such a directory, but most of the attachments are missing. And if they were there, would fingerterm be the only way to retrive them?

ibins ( 2013-12-24 22:26:05 +0300 )edit

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answered 2013-12-24 22:51:15 +0300

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updated 2013-12-24 23:24:53 +0300

Only attachments which you actually download are downloaded to a folder under ~/Downloads/mail_attachments/ folder (as Tanghus said)

If they are recognized as pictures or videos, they are automatically seen in Gallery, and documents (.pdf, .doc etc) are seen with Documents -app.

RTF/HTML email attachments can't be downloaded (No attachment is downloaded automatically)

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This means, I have to check all different applications for updates, whenever I wait for an attachment and am uncertain of the format or type of the attachment? How do I find a attachment, if I do not even know that there have been one? I don't like this kind of auto mechanisms at all. :-(

ibins ( 2013-12-24 23:11:36 +0300 )edit
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I agree, it would be much more straightforward to be able to access the saved attachments directly from the mail program. But I also have another issue: the attachments together with other files of one email were saved in different subfolders like ../mail_attachments/53-2/ and /53-3/etc: any reason?

Cary Grant ( 2014-01-14 23:37:09 +0300 )edit

I have to say this is unbelievably confusing behaviour. Is this going to be changed (=fixed) at some point?

AnaT ( 2014-02-16 22:45:06 +0300 )edit

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