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Truncation nation

Here’s reason 19 for using Thunderbird instead of OE – mail truncation. Someone’s computer is sending me virus infected emails at around 2 a minute, which have attachments that can be 100+ kilobytes. I’ve told Thunderbird to truncate any messages over 50KB, so all I get is the 1KB message minus the attachment :). Certainly saves a considerable amount of bandwidth, that’s for sure.


  1. could you explain how to do that please?

  2. Tools->Account Settings
    Expand the account you want to set this for, go to the Disk Space settings option, then check the box that says “To save disk space, don’t download messages bigger than X kb” and set the X value to whatever you want.