Apr 2, 2008

Attachments will be something like "Part1.2" on Thunderbird with Gmail IMAP

You probably have seen that attachment files of a message became a strange name such as "Part1.2". It seems that it will happen when you open a message with two or more attachments whose name include non-ascii characters and the problem stems from the way of fetching a message.

If you troubles with the matter, set mail.server.serverXXX.mime_parts_on_demand to false, where serverXXX is a server key of a Gmail IMAP server. In case you don't know the server key, type server in the Config Editor's filter. You will find the mail.server.serverXXX.name whose value is an account name of Gmail IMAP. Use the serverXXX for the mime_parts_on_demand option.

Please note that once you set this option to false, entire message including attachments is fetch when you open a message. Therefore, this workaround may lower the performance of your Thunderbird.

For information of this option, refer to MozillaZine knowledge base.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks, that helped me a lot!

Anonymous said...

To me, it worked changing to false
mail.server.default.mime_parts_on_demand
Thanks a lot for the tip
Mois├Ęs

Anonymous said...

Thanks indeed

Almacha said...

I had the same problem (could not read some attached files using gmail with Thunderbird using IMAP), and doing what is suggested there worked for me. Thanks.

Young said...

I had the same problem (could not read some attached files using gmail with Thunderbird using IMAP), and doing what is suggested there worked for me. Thanks.

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