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  • dbmobile Calculating status...
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    Nov 7, 2012 11:36 AM (in response to Jamie123)

    Jamie123: Thank you for the Lifehacker.com tip you posted. This worked for me. I've recently added an Exchange account to my Apple Mail and I wasn't able to remove attachments until I created the Mail Smart Folder you detailed. (Running Mountain Lion, Mail Ver 6.2 (1499).

  • gvml Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 10, 2012 3:48 PM (in response to tinoberlin)

    iBiD created a rule in order to mark send emails as read which made paperclips re-appear and finally I am able to remove attachments from my sent mail!

    see:

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3226400?start=0&tstart=0

  • gvml Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 11, 2012 8:04 AM (in response to Javier from Puelo)

    Recently discovered the BCC trick does not do the job: indeed it is possible to remove the paperclip in the incoming mail but the size of the mail does not get smaller!

    Better solutions for the problem are offered above.

  • matmaxedout Calculating status...
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    Dec 5, 2012 3:50 PM (in response to zeichensprecher)

    hi,

     

    im having the same issues, have tried these options and thought it had worked but for some reason my mail has created a RECOVERED messages mailbox and keeps the email as new then makes duplicates?????

     

    any help in this would be great

     

     

    thanks

     

    Mat

  • SQL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 16, 2013 1:58 AM (in response to zeichensprecher)

    I found the exact some solution, when trying to remove sent attachments.

     

    The work around that mention "Mark as Sent" don't seem to make much difference. Has anyone found a better solution?

  • Tonden Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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    Jan 17, 2013 12:24 AM (in response to SQL)

    The only thing that has worked for me (and solved the problem) is the one with creating the rule and then clicking on "Apply rules" to the messages sent. This brings back the paperclip for all messages with attachments and allows to use "Remove attachments".

     

    The process is described in iBiM's post here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3226400?start=0&tstart=0 (scroll to the bottom of page 1)

     

    Tonden

  • SQL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 17, 2013 1:40 AM (in response to Tonden)

    Ah, made it work. Strange that it doesn't work when you do the same thing manually. Thanks anyway.

  • River-runner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 8, 2013 6:08 AM (in response to tinoberlin)

    What's working for me in a somewhat exceptable form is, sent - highlite mesg - hit reply to all - new copy will appear minus the attachment -  type in title of attachment - hit red delete dot - save (will go to drafts) - delete original in sent folder.

  • Tom Cassel Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
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    Mar 15, 2013 10:52 AM (in response to tinoberlin)

    In case anyone was wondering, this issue is not resolved in 10.8.3. Apple bugreporter lists the issue as a duplicate.

    I guess we wait for 10.8.4...

  • sharae Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 28, 2013 1:16 AM (in response to gvml)

    gvml, thanks for posting this. iBiD's  rule works for me

  • 750 H2C Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jul 4, 2013 1:00 AM (in response to tinoberlin)

    Mail 6.5. Solution #2 won't work anymore. Great, Apple.

     

    Edit: spelling

  • 750 H2C Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jul 8, 2013 12:38 AM (in response to 750 H2C)

    Whoops – after two days #2 works again. Fixed itself, I didn't do anything.

  • 750 H2C Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Aug 7, 2013 12:30 AM (in response to 750 H2C)

    It seems that the solution (#2) to move the message between mailboxes is a bit stochastic. Sometimes it's sufficient to move the message from my ordinary IMAP sent box to my iCloud sent box, but sometimes I have to keep moving the message around for a while to make the "Remove attachments" option become selectable, between different IMAP boxes and local boxes. Sometimes it's enough to wait for a while without moving the message around. I can't really see the general rule here. Very strange. Apple, wake up.

  • ajayakv Calculating status...
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    Nov 8, 2013 4:05 AM (in response to tinoberlin)

    OK, There is an update available today: this update addresses the sent mail issues: you can delete attachments from sent mail, the same way you would do for mails in inbox. Thanks Apple!!!

    This update is part of the iTunes, iBooks & Mail as a package.

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