detach is a client side mail filter that will strip attachments out of an email message, save them to an HTTP accessible path, and include that URL in place of the attachment in the message. It is especially useful for folk who read their mail with a mail client that doesn't allow attachments to be easily view, of for people who read their mail by running a mail client on a different machine than their web browser.


  • 2.4 has been released. This includes support for shortening file names (--shorten), removing detached parts (--aggressive) and using hashes instead of date stamps (--hash).

    2.x is a complete rewrite of detach making use of the excellent MIME-tools cpan module.

  • index.cgi and delete.cgi are useful scripts for viewing and deleting your current detachments