In Thunderbird, how to save all images embedded (multipart/related MIME format) in email in one turn?


Select View > Show As/Message Body As > Plain text and all embedded content will become attachments. Now right-click on attachments pane, and select Save All

  • Unfortunately, not really. This possibly might have to do with versions, I hope, versions from nowadays will show the text version of the email, if one is available. In my case, the text version of the message has different content. :-( – Charles Roberto Canato Mar 7 '16 at 5:22
  • Works for me thanks! On newer versions (I'm on 60.0) you need to press alt key first to see view option. – Gunnm Sep 20 '18 at 11:23

Another option under Debian or Ubuntu is

  1. Save the mail to disk as email.eml.
  2. Open up a terminal and navigate to the directory where you saved the mail to
  3. sudo apt install mpack
  4. munpack email.eml

Afterwards, all attached files or embedded images should be as single files in the current directory. For other linuxes, mpack should be available from the respective repository.

  • Press Alt key. Then you will see more options at the top of the window. Checked on newest Thunderbird currently available (60.0 32-bit). Then go View > Message Body As > Plain text. As mentioned above right-click on attachments pane, and select Save All – Gunnm Sep 20 '18 at 11:21
  • Thanks @Gunnm, I proposed an edit to the top answer. I'll leave this here though, maybe it comes in handy for someone who only has an *.eml file. – Mitja Sep 20 '18 at 11:32

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