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    All,
    I have been at a loss to figure out how to get email attachments to download directly to my SD card.
    I have this option clicked in my email set up.
    I work in the Graphic Arts field and many of the attachments I receive are large.
    I have my mail settings to not download the entire message at first. If it is something I definitely need to view quickly I opt to download full message.
    Where does this initial downloaded file go once I can see it in the email? it is not on my SD card
    If I select it and hold it gives me the "save as" option but a I always have to negotiate it away from main memory and point it to the card. Every time!
    Very often my phone locks up because of the size of the attachment because of memory. I believe this tells me it is not going to the card initially and will only go there once I navigate to it.
    I thought the option was to automatically download to the card?
    Can anyone help me?
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    81 views and nobody has a solution or comment?
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    Sorry, I don't mess with attachments much. Having said that, it sounds like your settings are at odds.

    On the one hand you have selected the option to save attachments to the SD card, but on the other you've told it NOT to automatically download the attachment.

    It's not surprising then that you would have to "save as" considering you're downloading manually. I'm guessing that the save location is for automatic downloading.

    When you open an attachment from within email, it's going to be in program memory until you save it somewhere. That would probably explain your lockups with really large files. Saving to SD first may or may not help that as whatever you're using to view the file may still have to load it into program memory first.

    Make sure you have space on your SD card and try enabling full automatic download and see what happens.
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    Thanks fastlerner!
    I believe I already tried the setting of download automatically. Receiving 7-10 mb files was slowing the phone to a crawl constantly. That's why I opted to download as necessary. IMHO for a smart phone this just isn't cutting it for me.
    Having used WM6 for a while now I am really missing the simplicity of the Palm OS. MS like their PC software has just bloated the OS. If it wasn't for the 3G capability I would've switched already. Even the 3G didn't help my download issues.
    Patiently waiting for something better
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    Good lord those are some big attachments. I can see why you set it to not auto download.

    I think you'll be hard pressed to find any mobile devices at present that will handle stuff like that with ease. Give it a couple years (or less) and we may start seeing devices with significantly larger internal memory.
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    Agreed.
    Thinking my best option is carry light weight PC and use the 3G as a connection.
    Haven't tried that yet.
    I have been grandfathered in to the $20 unlimited internet for years now.
    Flying under radar so to speak.
    Once I begin using it as a connection though I may come up on the deathstar radar!
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    Keep it under 5GB a month and you should be fine. Even so, your contract language probably doesn't distinguish tethered vs untethered data, so they probably couldn't do anything anyway.

    For anything more than brief connections, I would opt for the cable instead of BT as 3G is a power hog and the cable will keep you charged.
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    Thank you!!!!!!!!

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