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I wonder if someone could advise how to use Filtaquilla. I've downloaded it and added it to TB (or think I have) but can't find it now
or see how to use it. Google tells me once installed I can right click a batch of emails and "Extract attachment to..."
But I don't see that.
When first run after install, TB opened at very colorful Filtaquilla info page, which i closed without doing anything. Was this a mistake?
Thanks for any help
I suspect what you saw was just a pop-up window to let you set preferences/settings for that add-on.
See https://quickfilters.quickfolders.org/filtaquilla.html . There is typically a link to the support site (if one exists) in the upper right corner of the add-ons page on thunderbird.net.
Thanks for the links - will try them. Do you use Filtaquilla yourself? That first link was the Page I closed. It says after installing it's in Tools-AddOns. But I see no mention of it there. I did did drag the file into the Add On Manager page and Click an Install button. Is that the right procedure for adding an Add On ?
Installing an addon in Thunderbird
Can you open the FiltaQuilla preferences window?
Menu Bar > Tools > Addons and Themes > Extensions > FiltaQuilla > Wrench Icon
Try testing a FiltaQuilla filter action that's enabled with a manually run filter.
Menu Bar > Tools > Message Filters
Hello Morat, thanks for info I was able to confirm Filtaquilla did not appear Menu Bar > Tools > Addons and Themes > Extensions
From your install link I followed "To install a downloaded XPI file into Thunderbird" and this told me "This add-on could not be installed because it has not been verified".
I went back to the download site and confirmed it was the same "filtaquilla-3.2-tb.xpi".
My goal is to select a bunch of emails and save their attachments to a browse-to location. Maybe there's some other way to do this? The other apps that tanstaafl linked to also brought up the same not verified message. Is this what others get, or something wrong here. My TB version is 96/0.1 (64 bit) and says its up to date.
It sounds like you want an attachment addon, not a filtering addon.
Try using the search bar in the addons tab to install an addon.
Menu Bar > Tools > Addons and Themes > Extensions
Type "Attachment" without quotes in search bar, then press enter.
Click "Add to Thunderbird" button next to an attachment addon.
Maybe your antivirus or firewall is causing problems with the verification.
Last edited by morat on January 20th, 2022, 5:52 am, edited 1 time in total.
Yes, a batch attachment saver. That's what (amongst other things) Google says filtaquilla does. I followed your later instructions.. the two you referred to didn't show up, but one called KULeuven Toledo Attachment did. I went it add it, but it wanted permission to "access my data on all websites". I don't follow what websites have to do with an email attachments, so I quit the process. You never know what you can trust. Maybe time to give up ?
Filtaquilla supports save attachment and detach attachment actions.
If you want to use it (or one of the attachment extractor add-ons) I suggest you use the "find more add-ons" search field in tools -> add-ons & themes -> extensions to find and then install it since you seem to have browser related problems. I was able to do this for Filtaquilla and Attachment Extractor using 91.5.0. It refused to let me select Attachment Extractor Continue as it said that was not compatible with my version of Thunderbird.
One downside of finding add-ons that way is it also returns a lot of unrelated add-ons that you need to ignore. I've submitted bug reports about that and was told by a developer that they've have to extensively rewrite the server software to fix that and that was not something they're interested in doing yet.
I put Filtaquilla into the "find more add-ons" search field and it responded 1 result found for "filtaquilla". But it was Aquilla which I don't think is the right thing.
Is it worth trying something else or should I give up? I do have Filtaquilla downloaded.. but if I can't do anything with it.... ?
It may be easier to read the TB files directly with VB and extract the text myself, but I'd need to manage the messages. I found deleting them doesn't remove them until you compact.
It's like you are searching for the FiltaQuilla addon in Firefox, not Thunderbird.
Search for FiltaQuilla on ATN
Search for FiltaQuilla on AMO
The AMO search shows the Aquilla addon.
Many thanks, I think I was... duh.. so now I have it enabled, or so TB tells me when I click Tools-Add-on Manager-Extensions.
Bu I can't actually see it or how to use it. Initially I read in Google you could select a bunch of messages, right click and Save Attachments.. but that isn't showing.
I found a later version and added that - and set up "Detach Attachments" but it doesn't do a darn thing!
Has anyone successfully got this working?
The Attachment Extractor v1.4 add-on works fine for me with Thunderbird 91.5.0 under Windows 10. I selected two messages (one with one attachment, the other with four attachments) right clicked on them and choose "Extract attachments" from the bottom of the context menu. It prompted me for a folder and saved a copy of the five attachments. I verified the extracted attachments were good by opening them from windows explorer.
I didn't find any options/preferences I could configure for the add-on. The web page claims you get asked afterwards if you want to delete the original attachment or not. I was never asked that and it didn't effect the original.
Thank you tanstaafl, it worked for me too (I even got the delete prompt) . I should have tried it before instead if so many attempts with filtaquilla. I followed the exact same install process too.. so FQ must be bugged.
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