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How to stop Thunderbird auto-loading attachments

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Currently Thunderbird automatically loads any attached images or text files when I read a message. To clarify, I'm not talking about remote content, I'm talking about for example if a friend emails me a picture and the picture automatically displays when I read his message.

I have tried for hours to find a solution to stop this from happening, as often people send huge photos and it just slows everything down.

Is there any way to stop Thunderbird from automatically loading these attachments? I have "Action: Always ask" set for every type in the Attachment settings but it seems to just ignore it.
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Search around for 'thunderbird hidden settings' and dig in...
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I'm surprised it's programmed like that, to me this just screams security hole. What if one of those attachments had malware? I mean it isn't unheard of for an image or text file to be infected.
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I'm surprised it's programmed like that, to me this just screams security hole. What if one of those attachments had malware? I mean it isn't unheard of for an image or text file to be infected.

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