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About DetachPipe Attachments.txt

Postby mbmyst » Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:04 pm

I have been evaluating DetachPipe (amongst others) and am virtually sold on the product but have one small problem that you may be able to help with.

I use X1 Desktop search for finding and locating emails and attachments. This has columns that show "From", "To", "Subject" and "Attachment name" etc. I believe that other search programs such as Copernic do the same.

When searching for an email it is very quick and easy to scan down the attachment name column to find what one is looking for. Unfortunately, once an attachment has been removed by DetachPipe this information is no longer available and the name of each attachment is shown as "About DetachPipe Attachments.txt" Obviously one can look at the text of the message to find the name of the attachment but this defeats the point of the Desktop search.

I therefore wondered if it was possible to for the text file that you use to replace the attachment to be named [file name of the attachment].txt rather than [About DetachPipe Attachments].txt as it is now.

Many thanks in advance

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Re: About DetachPipe Attachments.txt

Postby DataMystic Support » Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:00 pm

Yes - we can certainly do that. e.g. if the original was called
hello.doc
we could call our text file
hello.doc.DETACHED

What would you expect to happen for multiple attachments? One for each?
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Re: About DetachPipe Attachments.txt

Postby mbmyst » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:15 pm

Many thanks for the rapid and positive response - it was much appreciated.

hello.doc.detached would be perfect but you could use hello.doc.txt if that was simpler. The advantage of the former is that it would be immediately obvious that the file has been detached but you would probably need to create a file association for ".detached" as a text file so your "About Detached attachments..." message could be opened and read in Outlook. Using a ".txt extension would not be as neat but avoid the need to create a file association.

If you could achieve this I have a number of clients who would also be very interested in DetachPipe.

Thanks again

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Re: About DetachPipe Attachments.txt

Postby DataMystic Support » Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:02 pm

Yes - we planned to create a file association - this is the best way I believe.
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Re: About DetachPipe Attachments.txt

Postby mbmyst » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:15 pm

That would be great.

Do you have any idea of the time scale as I am itching to buy a copy?

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Re: About DetachPipe Attachments.txt

Postby DataMystic Support » Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:44 am

Whew!... Hopefully by the end of this week - would you like us to send you a test version?
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Re: About DetachPipe Attachments.txt

Postby mbmyst » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:06 pm

If you can do that I'd be most impressed.

A test version would be great.

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Re: About DetachPipe Attachments.txt

Postby mbmyst » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:56 am

I have been resisting the urge to follow this up as I know such things always take longer than one plans but wondered if you were getting any nearer a test version.

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Re: About DetachPipe Attachments.txt

Postby DataMystic Support » Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:34 am

It will take a little longer than planned, because first we need to get a fix out for a timing issue in 5.8.9. This seemingly change will actually take a lot of work and testing, so please bear with us.
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Re: About DetachPipe Attachments.txt

Postby mbmyst » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:17 am

Many thanks for the update.

I fully understand these things take a while and am grateful for your efforts.

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Re: About DetachPipe Attachments.txt

Postby mbmyst » Wed May 05, 2010 10:48 am

I just wondered whether this was still on your list of things to do or whether I should start considering other solutions.

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Re: About DetachPipe Attachments.txt

Postby DataMystic Support » Wed May 05, 2010 1:26 pm

Working on it right now - hang ten
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Re: About DetachPipe Attachments.txt

Postby DataMystic Support » Wed May 05, 2010 9:31 pm

We have a preview of this available - an evaluation copy. It can be downloaded from
http://www.datamystic.com/detachpipe_beta.exe

We have quite a few more exciting changes to make before we release it - which will be before the end of this week.

Any and all feedback welcome!
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Re: About DetachPipe Attachments.txt

Postby mbmyst » Sat May 08, 2010 12:45 pm

Simon

Many thanks for the beta - I'll give it a try over the weekend.

Michael

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Re: About DetachPipe Attachments.txt

Postby mbmyst » Wed May 12, 2010 9:56 am

Simon


Many thanks for the Beta which I have just been testing. I am happy to say that so far the attach and detach functions seem to be working perfectly. The changes have also solved the problem with X1 Desktop Search.

There are just a couple of other points that I have found that you might like to look at:

The first is the "Forward" function. I have selected the "Check forwarded emails for attachments to send" on the General Settings page and was rather expecting the attachments to be reinstated and and the link removed on the forwarded copy. This doesn't seem to happen.

The second is whether if one moves (or indeed copies) an email, which has had an attachment removed, from one folder to another the links and attachment folder should update themselves. I appreciate that this might be slightly complicated but it would certainly be the icing on the cake.

If I find anything else I will let you know.

Many thanks

Michael


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