Skip to site navigation

live@ucl common banner

Thunderbird Attachment Issue

The following information documents the work around to allow Thunderbird to download attachments in full. This problem generally occurs when trying to download large attachments in Thunderbird. By default, Thunderbird downloads attachments in chunks and sometimes it doesn't download all of the chunks. The following explains how to force it to download attachments in one large chunk.

  1. Open Thunderbird and go to Tools > Options.
  2. Go to the Advanced tab > General > Config Editor...
  3. Type in mail.server.default.fetch_by_chunks in the FilterĀ  field. Set value to false using toggle.
  4. Type in mail.imap.mime_parts_on_demand in the FilterĀ  field. Set value to false using toggle

Page last modified on 08 nov 11 11:35