iOS5 and saving email attachments?

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ring0_event

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Hi,
On 5.01 is seems that the old Cydia app "AttachmentSaver" no longer works. Is there a replacement?
TIA!
 

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You can save email attachments to the iPhone with Dropbox. After opening it in Dropbox, you can open it in iFile. Not quite as simple as Attachment Saver, but it works. It's an App Store app and you'll need to set up an account.
 

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Hi Europa,
Could you please walk me through the steps? Say I have an email with a zip attached, which I access in the mail app. How could I send this to dropbox? I can see no way to do this.
Thanks!

PS:
So there is no other app for this now? Do you (or anyone) know if this app going will be made iOS5 compatible?
 

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I don't know if Attachement Saver will be updated for 5.0.

Do you have iFile and DropBox installed? I just tested it and it allowed me to open all but one of my test attachments in iFile. The one that didn't work had an 'open in DropBox' option. From there I clicked open in iFile. Select 'unarchiver' in iFile.
 

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Yes, I have both installed right now. So first I go to mail, open an email with an attachment with a zip attached, and where the icon and filename for the zip should be, I have a graphic with a "?" in it. Any idea why?

EDIT: Oh maybe I should uninstall "AttachmentSaver"?
 

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Try opening a different .zip. Maybe the file is corrupt.
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This is what I get when I open an email with a .zip:
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And after selecting 'Open In':
 
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Hi Europa, I found out it's only ZIPs which have this issue, PDF and XLS at least work. Any idea why ZIP is not displayed properly in the mail app? Is there some way I can make the proper file association?
 

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I don't know. zips work fine for me. Not sure why they aren't working for you. It's not bigger than 10 MB, right?
 

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It was 47k. I'm totally lost. I'll try with a RAR when I can. Is there no way to set file associations in iOS, or is that a Windows concept?
 

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I'm not aware of a way to change the file association on iOS. It should just give you the option of opening it in iFile regardless of the file type.

Try compressing and emailing a zip to yourself from iFile. I'm curious if it will work if it's created on and sent from the iPhone itself. That's how I tested it earlier and it worked for me (my screenshots in post #7 are a .zip that was created in iFile).
 

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Great idea, but I tried it and got the *same* result...just a blue "?" in the email!

EDIT: I could send a text file as an attachment, but not a zipped file...
EDIT2: Could an installed Cydia app (like console zip and rar) have an effect on the mail app?
 

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I wish I could be of more help. I don't know why it doesn't work for you. I just tested it again. This time I created a zip on my Mac and it still worked. Here's what it looks like:

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Wow, total failure. My guess is that some console Cydia app (perhaps zip/rar) is interfering with mail. It used to work for me...and I just upgraded from 4.3.3 to 5.01

EDIT: I'll try uninstalling Cydia apps one by one, I guess
 

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It's also possible that it doesn't work on the 4 on 5.x, but it does on the 4S. Although I can't see why.
 

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Oh and thanks very much Europa for trying...if something else occurs, please let me know.
Anyone else who has an idea please post it too...