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Upgrade to 91.2.0 (32 bit) adds long string of unnecessary information to filename when saving an email.

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Ever since automatically upgrading to 91.2.0 when I save an email Thunderbird adds a lengthy string of data to the end of the filename which causes me great difficulty. Here is an example from an email from the NYTimes: "Today's Headlines Key to Biden’s Climate Agenda Likely to Be Cut Because of Manchin Opposition" is the filename. Thunderbird automatically adds the following to it. " - The New York Times (nytdirect@nytimes.com) - 2021-10-16 0101"

This information lengthens the filename which I have to delete because it messes up my archive where I save numerous emails. Therefore I have to delete it every time I save an email (60 or more times every day) and interferes with any search I conduct of those saved emails.

I have explored all the options under Tools and Help to no avail. Can you please tell me how I can get rid of this annoyance. It is causing me lost time in my daily work creating an archive of articles. I've been working on this archive for nearly 18 years and this problem is causing me a great deal of grief and lost work time. Thank you.

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Thanks for the detailed answer. I'll try it this weekend and let you know how it worked. It sounds good and I'm sure it will work fine. Thanks again.

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Sneak880, you have helped me get away from this problem of all the extra unwanted info added into the email filenames. The reversion to 91.1.2 went seamlessly. But before I did that, I followed your suggestions and saved all the emails in my inbox, I opened Address book, highlighted Personal address book, then exported the book to my SDD as a .csv file. I opened the .exe file for 91.1.2 and all my emails were in place. There was nothing in the new version in the Personal address book, so I imported the .csv file and all my contacts were in place. Now to do my wife's machine tomorrow! I tried saving an email and was back to the 'subject.eml' format. I tried to turn off the Automatic updates, but since I'm working here, T-bird told me the update was still in progress. I'll do that ASAP. Thanks again!

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That's cool c_m... I'm kind of hoping that a future TB update will have this saving 'file name details' feature as optional. I would like to get back into the regular program updates cycle! Perhaps another addon might come to fore that offers a neat tweak for this setting too?

Anyway... All good. I still reckon the Mozilla products are awesome, along with the open source support network!

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