Tips to delete received mail attachments in Windows® Mail
What is the need to delete received mail attachments in Windows Mail? How can you delete it?
Windows Mail can be used for creating, sending, receiving and managing your e-mails. You may have some attachments included in the messages received in Windows Live Mail. These attachments may include documents, images and other type of files. These attachments are usually included in the e-mail to get more information on the certain mail. You can do different tasks with the attachment like view, open and download. By downloading the attachment, you can save it to the system. The e-mail attachment is thus the easiest method for transferring data. But, you may sometimes need to delete attachments in Windows Mail which can be done by the use of in-built notepad application of the system or by the use of some third-party software.
Here are some notes on deleting received mail attachments in Windows Mail:
- Need to delete attachments
- Using notepad
- Using third-party tools
Need to delete attachments
There are some situations at which you need to remove received mail attachments in Windows Mail. This may be because the large size of the attachment. You may need much time to open e-mails which contain such large attachments. You can also see that the speed and performance of the Windows Mail is degrading due to these attachments. The attachment may contain some infections and can spread infections in the system as it is being opened. As you delete the attachment completely it gets unable to open and cannot spread infections.
To delete received mail attachments in Windows Mail, drag e-mails from the application to the desktop and from there to the notepad window. You need to then highlight and remove the random text from 'NextPart' to the line's end. You need to high-light from 'Content-Type' to the beginning of the next line and delete it. You can then put the cursor at the beginning of 'Content-Type' and select all empty lines. The reading 'This is a multi-part message in MIME format' is to be removed. Then, select everything from the beginning to the '------=_NextPart' and remove it and save notepad window.
There is some third-party tools designed to delete received mail attachments in Windows Mail. One among these includes the Win Mail Quick Tools. It has been added with two buttons, 'Strip Attachment' and 'Send Again'. From these, you can select the 'Strip Attachment' to get attachments removed. You need to just drag and drop e-mails to the Attachment Remover Tool of the Win Mail Quick Tools. You can then see the attachment removed. This will update the message with a notation which shows names of these unattached components.
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