K-9 Mail does load attachments only on request. But your problem is not only the Client, it's more the protocol used for retrieving E-Mail: POP3 does not support the partial download of an E-Mail without their attachment(s), whereas IMAP does. Besides of that IMAP has some nice extensions when it comes to mobile usage: Lemonade Profiles
When in the message window, "long press" the image (hold your finger down on the image for a second or two) and a menu should pop up giving you the option to download or save the attachment.
When you go to your gallery you'll usually see attachments you've downloaded in a folder called "Downloads" or "Messaging."
Regular android messaging apps tend to disallow files other than image/video.
I use Tmail by Phonelight available from Google Play Store:
Tmail breaks the restrictions of all the Messaging apps. It is the only app that allows the user to attach any kind of file to an MMS message. You are now not limited to image, audio or video file. Tmail has expanded ...
Both the POP3 and your email client are issues.
As prior poster pointed out, POP3 doesn't support partial downloading. However, many email clients do support limiting message download size. By setting up the right limit, you can just download message but not the attachment. When you click on attachment, you'll be asked whether you want to download the ...
Though not the identical issue, the solution provided with the question Download stuck in Gmail solves it as well:
Clear the cache of the Download manager. To do so, go to Settings→Apps→Manage Apps, switch to the "All" Tab, scroll to the "Download Manager". Tap that entry, and hit the button labeled "Clear Cache". Optionally, also tap "Clear Data",...
As confirmed by OP this app resolved the problem App Picker Classic. From app description
If you have app choices that are currently hidden - maybe you chose "Always" by accident once, but you'd like to be able to reinstate the app and choose each time - then reset these by clearing the defaults in the application manager of your phone/tablet.
Once you ...
Ok so you are wondering if you can change the download folder by changing some sort of config file. This sort of behavior has been sort of deprecated in Android. As an Android Developer, we are supposed to make all of our cache files private so that they cannot be accessed by another person or, more importantly, another program. Letting other programs root ...
In your Gallery app of some sort, locate the screenshot image you want to send. Then there will be a share button and a dropdown list of applications. Find the app that says "Drive" and your image will then be uploaded. From there, you can go to your email app and select your newly uploaded image from your drive for you to send whomever
You are right, I tried your way just a while ago and I am unable to attach file in Gmail.
If it is possible for you, instead of using Gmail from browser, download Gmail app from Play Store and your problem will be solved.
I have a Galaxy S4 running Android 4.2.2
In Messaging in the Message I have been sent a photo.. underneath it says MMS
I tap the photo and it goes fullscreen
I tap the (anachronistic floppy disk) save icon
I can rename it
I hit OK and it responds with: Attachment copied to device storage
It is now saved to:
I use Dropbox to ...
If you have troubles sending text message- attaching a photo, go to Settings > applications > Manage applications, select tap All, press "Messaging" and finaly press Clear data. Your "use packet data" must to be activated.