Attachments & Mail on Mac

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  1. nigelbb

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    My wife has recently acquired a MacBook & we have succesfully migrated her mail from Outlook 2007 on Windows to the Mail program on the Mac. There are niggles though & the biggest is the way that attachments are handled. Any images that are attached to the mail message are not attached as such but are embedded into the text. We have ticked the boxes for Windows friendly attachments but that hasn't helped.

    In my view attachments should be just that & the recipient of the mail message should need to click on them to view them especially if there are many attachments. This has been available in every other email client that I have used. Has anyone any ideas on how to achieve what we want?
     
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    Right click on the attachment and select "view as icon".
     
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    i like the fact you can see icons in mail, no need to open other software all the time, also othe mail recipentant can view the attachments as a slideshow within mail.
     
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    We tried that. All it does is control how the mail message looks in Mail on the Mac. The picture is still embedded within the body text of the mail when opened by another email program e.g. Outlook 2007
     
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    The point is not how we can view the mail on the Mac it is the fact that Mac Mail is embedding the pictures within the body text of the mail message. If I attach 20 pictures to an email I don't want them displayed I want them attached so that they can be saved to destination directory by the recipient.
     
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    isnt that the same thing, mail gives you the option for the images to be displayed or as icons only, for both instances they are still attachments that can be saved to the hard drive, mail does not embed afaik.

    If you have lots of images and want them combined as one attachment and compressed, i would select all the images and right or control click and 'create archive' which will give you one .zip file.

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    Some further testing reveals that if you attach the image & then right click & select 'View as icon' that it does indeed attach the photo rather than embedding it. When viewed in Gmail or Outlook 2007 the attachments are seen as attachments. If you do not select 'View as icon' then the photos are embedded in the body text of the email. I still think that this is the wrong behaviour but at least we have a workaround now.
     
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    Click here: http://www.glodark.com/apple_mail.htm
    Click on _List of Mail "plug-ins"_
    Scroll down to (or search for) "Mail Attachments Iconizer".
    (It's about a third of the way down the page).
    Read the description.

    (Note: I haven't tried it. Use it at your own risk).
     
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    Fantastic! That's exactly what we wanted. Thank you very much.
     

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