How to stop Thunderbird downloading attachments

In past posts I've bemoaned the fact that I couldn't stop Thunderbird from downloading large attachments when in online mode.

I've finally found a way to solve the issue - tap the 'escape' key twice whilst the attachment is loading.

I can't believe it took me so long to find a solution to this. Someone at work mentioned it in passing the other day, freeing me from stopping and restarting Thunderbird whenever someone at Sun sent yet another 8MB file as an attachment, instead of posting it on the internal sites we have.

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