A convenient way for me to get tracklogs off my phone onto my PC is to email them from gmail to my primary account, which is set up in Thunderbird. When I go to open the attachment, I get
You have chosen to open: Myfile.gpx which is: XML Document (xxx kB) from Mailbox:// What should Thunderbird do with this file? Open with [dropdown] Save
If I select "Save", the file is saved correctly, but if I select "Open with" the file saved in %TMP% and sent to my chosen program is
MyFile.gpx.xml (not a big deal if I'm opening it in a text editor, but problematic for software that expects
.gpx). Presumably it gets that from the MIME type
It also sets the readonly flag, which is more annoying; further tests suggest that it does that for incoming
.txt files as well.
This is on my win7 machine, running Thunderbird 52.9.1 (32-bit), I think the behaviour is different on my Linux box at home, or at least was until recently.
Is there a buried setting somewhere to save temporary files under their real names rather than appending the MIME type? Or to disable saving as readonly? The Tools|Options|Attachments|Incoming tab has
XML Document (text/xml :.xml) Always ask and no entry for