3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 21, 2008 4:38 PM by philyboy
philyboy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Ok I did not quite know where to put this but here goes...Does anybody know how I can save pictures emailed from the iPhone to a gmail account in 'bulk'? I have literally thousands that have been emailed to me and I need to save them off. I have downloaded utilities for Thunderbird that save attachments however I cannot seem to get any that recognise iPhone attachments. Don't know if this is because I am using IMAP to connect to gmail so it doesn't really see them (but seems to work with other pictures emailed to me) or whether it is due to the iPhone 'embedding' the images rather than attaching them?

I appreciate this may not be the right place but I would really welcome any help or ideas that people have for how I can get these pics as this would mean a lot to me.

Phil

home brew, Windows XP Pro
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,370 points)
    Don't know if this is because I am using IMAP to connect to gmail so it doesn't really see them (but seems to work with other pictures emailed to me) or whether it is due to the iPhone 'embedding' the images rather than attaching them?


    Photos sent as true attachments to the message are not embedded with the iPhone's Mail client. Photos sent as true attachments are displayed inline or viewed in place within the body of the message, which is not the same as being embedded.

    Doing this with an email client on your computer, there should be nothing special or different with the photos emailed by your iPhone with your Gmail account. I regularly send photos with my MobileMe account from my iPhone, and I can save the photos sent with my MobileMe account from the account's server stored Sent mailbox with the Mail.app on my Mac. I haven't tried to save all photos sent from every sent message in my account's Sent mailbox in bulk, but the photos are sent as true attachments to the message.
  • philyboy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi

    Thanks for your reply. I think I understood you! The only reason that made me question how they are attached is that you don't get a paper clip icon in Thunderbird with to show an attachment, and for 'normal' picture mails that do have a paper clip I can bulk save if this makes sense!

    Realise this could be a Thunderbird issue but if anyone else has any ideas how to bulk save them it would be great?

    Out of interest my g/f has a Mac with the Mail.app and she wants to do the same bulk save so If anyone knows how to do it on a Mac that would be great! In fact I could add it onto my list of reasons to buy one!

    Phil
  • philyboy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi

    I figured out how to do it in Thunderbird. I had to tick an option to make a new name for each file that it saved as the originals are always called photo.jpg. However if anyone knows how to do it on a Mac that would be great?

    Thanks

    Phil