Large Files Attachments in Thunderbird

Joshua Cranmer Pidgeot18 at
Wed Sep 28 14:00:59 UTC 2011

On 9/28/2011 5:09 AM, Jb Piacentino wrote:
> Hi,
> now describes a 
> feature to help managing Large Files attachments. This features should 
> be of interest both to consumer & enterprise.
> As always, your comments on the value of the feature and any other 
> inputs are more than welcome !

In terms of standards, this would roughly equate to 
message/external-body support (with some automation to upload to a 
hosting site) -- see RFC 2046 §5.2.3. I believe libmime already has some 
support for message/external-body.

Another possible implementation would be to fully support 
message/partial (RFC 2046 §5.2.2). I have heard that Outlook supports 
this already, but some recent searching appears to indicate that some 
MTAs may be blocking it for "security" reasons.

Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not tried it. -- Donald E. Knuth

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