[MlMt] Save Attachments… – Exclude smallest files

Thomas Eckhold Thomas at Eckhold.eu
Mon Feb 27 02:57:33 EST 2023

Good point, Zvi. However, I can then no longer decide "from mail to 
mail" which data I want to save, but have to set up a suitable rule for 
all cases. This is helpful in itself and of course I can then readjust 
individual cases manually. But generally, a distinction between "real" 
attachments and the content of the mail (logos and encryption) at the 
mail client level would be helpful. For example, MailMate (rightly) does 
not display the S/MIME certificate as an attachment (and this is the 
case with many logos, although not always). Such a certificate typically 
belongs in Keychain, but does not require any further storage.

On 26 Feb 2023, at 22:50, Zvi Biener wrote:

> I’m sure you know this, so apologies, but hazel can also dig into a 
> folder hierarchy. So as long as the the various customer folders are 
> under a single ‘top’ folder, you might be able to come up with 
> sufficiently stringent criteria not to weed out other small files…
> On 25 Feb 2023, at 11:22, Thomas Eckhold wrote:
>> Thank you for your suggestion, Zvi! Hazel is one of my favourite apps 
>> since at least 15 years. However, typically, I need to select 
>> different folders (customer folders) to save the attachments. Often I 
>> create new subfolders during the saving process. Will think about to 
>> save to a „cleaning folder“ (or to setup each new customer 
>> folder) first and move the files from there to the correct location, 
>> if it is too difficult in MailMate to achieve the desired result.
>> Thomas
>> On 25 Feb 2023, at 17:07, Zvi Biener wrote:
>>> A suggestion for a workaround: If you always save these files to the 
>>> same folder (or subfolders of the same folder), you can create a 
>>> workaround by using Hazel, which will watch folders for files that 
>>> meet whatever conditions you specify. MM can save all attachments, 
>>> and then Hazel will remove files smaller than x (or whatever 
>>> condition you like). (You can create this using other methods too, 
>>> but Hazel is very easy, robust, and flexible).
>>> Zvi
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