[Suggestion] Better way to download (multiple) attachments

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Sterling, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. Sterling

    Sterling Guest

    Hi,

    How about a better way to download attachments, especially for multiple
    ones. I was browsing the Help section of WLM and saw that if a message with
    multiple attachments is received, one must do 2 steps to download the
    attachments individually. There isn't a way to download all the attachments
    in one single download, which I think would be a cool addition to WLM.

    I have to say, I was really complaining about Windows Live Mail went it came
    out (and I was complaining as a user, not one of those that only bashes MS
    because it might be "cool") but I am really liking WML! I haven't switched
    back to Outlook Express or login to Thunderbird.

    I like it!

    Thanks,

    Sterling
     
    Sterling, Sep 7, 2007
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  2. Sterling

    Alton Guest

    You can right-click in the attachment area and select "Save all".
     
    Alton, Sep 8, 2007
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  3. Sterling

    Ron Sommer Guest

    Where in the Help section?
    With pop3, attachments are downloaded when you download the message.
    You can't select what attachments to download.

    Are you talking about Hotmail?
    --
    Ronald Sommer

    : Hi,
    :
    : How about a better way to download attachments, especially for multiple
    : ones. I was browsing the Help section of WLM and saw that if a message
    with
    : multiple attachments is received, one must do 2 steps to download the
    : attachments individually. There isn't a way to download all the
    attachments
    : in one single download, which I think would be a cool addition to WLM.
    :
    : I have to say, I was really complaining about Windows Live Mail went it
    came
    : out (and I was complaining as a user, not one of those that only bashes MS
    : because it might be "cool") but I am really liking WML! I haven't switched
    : back to Outlook Express or login to Thunderbird.
    :
    : I like it!
    :
    : Thanks,
    :
    : Sterling
     
    Ron Sommer, Sep 8, 2007
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  4. Sterling

    Sterling Guest

    That's strange. I just tried it and am now seeing an option to save all
    attachments in one single save. I hadn't seen it before, otherwise I wouldn't
    have posted my suggestion.

    Thanks Alton,

    Sterling
     
    Sterling, Sep 8, 2007
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  5. Sterling

    Sterling Guest

    In Windows Live Mail (WLM) (the e-mail client), if you click on the Help/"?"
    icon on the toolbar, and type "attachment" (no quotes) in the search bar and
    select the second result (Save files or photos attached...), under Notes, the
    first sentence.

    Apperantly this is wrong as you can download -- save would be a better word,
    all attachments in one single save by right-clicking and selecting Save All.
    I didn't see this option before I posted my suggestion but am now seeing it.

    Sterling
     
    Sterling, Sep 8, 2007
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  6. Sterling

    Ron Sommer Guest

    Help is correct in what is written if you want to selectively save
    attachments.
    All that is needed is to add, "To save multiple attachments, Right click,
    Save All".

    A big note should be added saying, "WARNING: Changes to an opened attachment
    will not be saved. Save the attachment to your hard drive and make changes
    to the hard drive file."
    --
    Ronald Sommer

    : In Windows Live Mail (WLM) (the e-mail client), if you click on the
    Help/"?"
    : icon on the toolbar, and type "attachment" (no quotes) in the search bar
    and
    : select the second result (Save files or photos attached...), under Notes,
    the
    : first sentence.
    :
    : Apperantly this is wrong as you can download -- save would be a better
    word,
    : all attachments in one single save by right-clicking and selecting Save
    All.
    : I didn't see this option before I posted my suggestion but am now seeing
    it.
    :
    : Sterling
    :
    : "Ron Sommer" wrote:
    :
    : > Where in the Help section?
    : > With pop3, attachments are downloaded when you download the message.
    : > You can't select what attachments to download.
    : >
    : > Are you talking about Hotmail?
    : > --
    : > Ronald Sommer
    : >
    : > : > : Hi,
    : > :
    : > : How about a better way to download attachments, especially for
    multiple
    : > : ones. I was browsing the Help section of WLM and saw that if a message
    : > with
    : > : multiple attachments is received, one must do 2 steps to download the
    : > : attachments individually. There isn't a way to download all the
    : > attachments
    : > : in one single download, which I think would be a cool addition to WLM.
    : > :
    : > : I have to say, I was really complaining about Windows Live Mail went
    it
    : > came
    : > : out (and I was complaining as a user, not one of those that only
    bashes MS
    : > : because it might be "cool") but I am really liking WML! I haven't
    switched
    : > : back to Outlook Express or login to Thunderbird.
    : > :
    : > : I like it!
    : > :
    : > : Thanks,
    : > :
    : > : Sterling
    : >
    : >
     
    Ron Sommer, Sep 8, 2007
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  7. Sterling

    Sterling Guest

    I'm guessing you were editing an attachment and lost the changes?

    I see. Yeah. You're right. That's the only thing that missing from that Help
    info.

    Sterling
     
    Sterling, Sep 8, 2007
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