Is it possible to tell Thunderbird to make a folder available for offline use, but to fetch attachments on demand? I'd like to be able to fulltext-search my archives when offline, yet I hardly ever need the attached files.

I know I can limit the size of messages downloaded, but this also seems to exclude the message's body.

This question addresses a similar issue, but for Outlook. Strip attachments from emails to disk but leave a link in the email to the attachment

  • Have you checked if there is a plug-in that does what you want? If there isn't then a plug-in will be required since Thunderbird does have this feature by default. – Ramhound Aug 21 '14 at 13:39
  • @Ramhound: Just searched all add-ons for "Attachment", found nothing... – krlmlr Aug 21 '14 at 14:12

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