[Dovecot] Problem with excel and word attachements ?

Charles Marcus CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Tue Nov 2 13:24:05 EET 2010

On 2010-11-02 4:34 AM, Frank Bonnet wrote:
> The problem is users cannot open attachements from their clients
> ( thunderbird 3.1 ) it stays in "download" mode until timeout.

There are known problems with Thunderbird 3.x and attachments. Many have
been solved with 3.1.x, but some still persist.

Setting the following prefs in user.js helps a lot:

user_pref("mail.imap.fetch_by_chunks", false);
user_pref("mail.server.default.fetch_by_chunks", false;
user_pref("mail.imap.mime_parts_on_demand", false);
user_pref("mail.server.default.parts_on_demand", false);

You'll need to restart Thunderbird then 'repair' the folder holding the
affected messages (usually the Inbox) after setting these.

> Maybe there is a Dovecot's workaround to solve that boring problem ?

Don't think so...


Best regards,


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