How can we improve ProtonMail?

Ability to remove attachment after reading

Attachments are not always worth keeping, so please add ability to delete selected attachments as an alternative to simply downloading them.

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      • anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please come on! This is a very amateurish thing... Why should one *not* be able to delete unwanted files from ones inbox without deleting correspondence as well? People has asked about this since 2017...

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'd also love this feature.

        Attachments really start to eat into your space limit when they are added to email chains that have multiple people replying to all. So, for example, if your brother attaches a video of his kid's birthday party and sends it to a large email distribution, everyone who replies-all adds another copy of that video to your inbox. this can quickly add up, and their is no way to delete to duplicate videos without deleting the whole email chain.
        This special case could also be fixed by only storing one copy of each attachment per email chain (You could use a hash to determine this).

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The ability to delete selected attachments while keeping the text of an email is a feature that is sorely missing from Protonmail. It would be hugely appreciated if your company could implement this!

      • US commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I support this feature. I have Protonmail plus and plan to use it regularly. However, people often send large attachments that tend to occupy mailbox space. Professional email users face this often, when exchanging multiple revisions of slide decks and comments. It would be very useful to keep the email text while deleting attachments.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes! And not just "as an alternative to simply downloading them", but also after downloading them.

        In many cases, one wants to keep the message in the inbox, but delete the attachment -- mainly to save storage space, but sometimes for other reasons, as well

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