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Save email attachments [webOS 2.2+]

by Adam Marks Fri, 23 Dec 2011 9:43 am EST

This tip is only for webOS phones running webOS 2.2 and higher

While webOS has always allowed you to easily save photos that have been emailed to you, there was never a simple way to save an attachment if it was an mp3, video, zip, or any other non-supported file type. While webOS 3.0 on the TouchPad added the functionality to tap-and-hold on an attachment to save it, webOS phones still required you to know how to run commands at the linux command-line to save the file. Luckily, webOS 2.2 brought the same type of functionality that was added to the TouchPad to give you a simple method of saving your attachments.

  • When an email comes in with an attachment, the first thing you need to do is load up the attachment by tapping on it.
  • Once it has been loaded on to the device, if the file type is associated with a specific application (e.g. Quick Office, Preware, Internalz Pro, etc) that app will automatically launch.
  • Just return to your email message and you can now press the Option (Silver) key and tap on any one of the attachments to get a pop-up menu that will allow you save the one attachment (sadly, there is no save all option).
  • Those attachments can then be found in the "downloads" folder on the USB portion the device (/media/internal/downloads if viewing in Internalz Pro or at the command line)




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