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I would like to delete attachments from the email in the email client Evolution (at the moment 3.2.3, Ubuntu 12.04), so my the size of the IMAP-folders will not be bloated and can be reduced.

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Ooops.. Thanks for pointing that out, I hadn't noticed it. Sorry for the link. :) – saji89 Dec 10 '12 at 11:58
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The feature is included in evolution version 3.x without any additional installation. But it took me a while to find out how I can do it. At least two ways to do it:
1. Right-click on the email with the attachment in the email list of one of your folders and you will find the "Remove Attachments" in the context menu.
2. Left-click on the email with the attachment in the mail list to mark it and find in the panel/main menu "Message" "Remove Attachments".

But unfortunately the most intuitive ways and where I looked for the command first does not work: Left-click context menu in the email itself and context menu of the attachment itself does not contain "remove attachments".

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Or simply click on the "Message" menu, and chose "Remove Attachments" (at least for me with Evolution 3.4.2 it is there. So here you go with at least one "intuitive way" :) – Izzy Dec 10 '12 at 23:33
Ooops -- OK, I didn't catch the word "panel menu" meant the "main menu". Sorry for that. But I agree with you they missed the most intuitive place: the attachment's drop down, where one can chose to "save as..." or "open with...". That would be the first place I'd look... – Izzy Dec 11 '12 at 7:23
This feature is gone in version 3.18... The panel option is gray. – PythoNic Dec 4 '15 at 13:52

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