#2220 ✓fixcommitted
Scott Paterson

Filename for attachments?

Reported by Scott Paterson | January 6th, 2019 @ 08:35 PM

My attachments say (for example): Image image/jpeg 117.6 KiB [Quick Look] [Save]

Could it say the actual filename too somewhere?



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  • Scott Paterson

    Scott Paterson January 6th, 2019 @ 11:06 PM

    Sorry, this is probably not a valid ticket. Most attachment names are shown. I run a website and one of my pages allows users to upload a file for me to review but it always shows the name "Image" in Mailmate, but when I drag the it out of Mailmate and on to my desktop, it saves as the actual filename...


  • benny

    benny January 18th, 2019 @ 11:58 AM

    You are welcome to send me an example using “Help ▸ Send Feedback” (drag the email into the message). It does sound like MailMate should be able to display something better than “Image”.

    Alternatively, use “View ▸ Show Raw Message” to find the headers for the attachment and then post them here if they are non-sensitive.

  • Scott Paterson

    Scott Paterson January 18th, 2019 @ 11:03 PM

    Return-Path: x@x.com
    Received: from x.com (localhost.localdomain [])
    Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:52:51 -0800
    Message-Id: 201901182252.x@x.com
    To: x@sx.com
    Subject: Classified Photos Submitted
    From: x@x.com
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: multipart/mixed;

    This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

    ------=_NextPart_e18c10c3f934990ad27d9ff3dea50fba Content-Type: image/jpeg
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
    Content-Description: Image
    Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="20190117_120301_LI.jpg"

    etc.. etc...

  • benny

    benny January 19th, 2019 @ 11:10 AM

    • State changed from “new” to “accepted”

    Ok, this makes it expected behavior. The Content-Description header is described here.

    But I'll note that when I create a new attachments interface I should make both description and filename available.

  • Scott Paterson

    Scott Paterson January 19th, 2019 @ 06:45 PM

    Thanks, Benny! I've changed my code to include the filename as description for Content-Description.


  • benny

    benny April 29th, 2020 @ 11:14 AM

    I've implemented that MailMate will display the filename instead of the description (which is most often useless) in a future release with a new attachment view. It'll be part of an update with the new message view (no time frame on that yet, but I'll update this ticket).

  • benny

    benny September 22nd, 2022 @ 11:34 AM

    • State changed from “accepted” to “fixcommitted”

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