Extract Em! is an add-on/extension for the Mozilla Thunderbird email client application.
This extension extracts attachments from a folder or an entire account, or allows you to select specific attachments to include. Extracted attachments are saved to a single .zip file.
- Right-click on an account, a folder, or a message to provide the attachment source, and select the Extract 'Em! item from the context menu. (Note: selecting a message sets the containing folder as the source.)
If an account is selected, a screen will be displayed allowing for the selection of a subset of folders for extraction (the "Let Me Choose" option).
If a folder or message is selected, the Quick Menu is displayed with the following options:
- Extract 'Em!: discovers all attachments in the selected folder and packages them in the .zip file immediately (subfolders omitted)
- Extract 'Em! (+ subfolders): includes subfolders in the immediate extraction
- Let Me Choose: allows selection of specific folders/subfolders for discovery, and specific attachments for inclusion
- Extract Immediate: attachment discovery and packaging progress are displayed; once complete, a prompt is provided for .zip file destination selection and filename assignment.
Let Me Choose: a screen presenting all folders and subfolders in the selected source is displayed.
- Select the specific folders to be included in attachment discovery, using the checkbox for individual folder selection and the folder label for toggling selection of associated subfolders.
- Click the Discover Attachments button to find all attachments in the selected folders.
- After discovery, if desired, select specific folders to further reduce the set of attachments to be included in packaging.
- Click the Extract 'Em! button to package all attachments in the selected folders.
- Alternatively, specific attachments can be included/excluded by selecting the Attachment List tab and using the provided checkboxes for individual attachment selection.
- When the Save prompt is presented, a destination filesystem folder and filename may be provided to replace the defaults.