Mac Mail inline attachment icons

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by stephenmckeague, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2006
    Hello everybody

    I've been really miffed by Mac Mail's behaviour for adding attachments. When I add seemingly any sort of file into an email message, it sticks an icon of it exactly where my cursor is. This is pretty ridiculous - it messes up my formatting (line spaces etc) and looks silly in the middle of my message.

    Is there any way to simply display the attachment icons only in the header of the message? I think Mail Attachments Iconizer is meant to do this, but I'm hoping there's a way within Mail to do this. Seems like silly design :S

    To clarify I'm not talking about expanding images inline, but the fact that there's an icon of the attachments in the body of my message.

    Thanks for your help :D
  2. macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2006
    Thanks for the reply :)

    I knew that was an option, but is there any way to just hide them from the body completely, and just have them displayed in the header (like they are when you receive a message)
  4. Guest

    Oct 16, 2008
    Nah they always show up in the body. But what you probably want is this (it’s easier than manually dragging it to the end every time):

    Screen shot 2009-09-25 at 12.40.14 PM.png
  5. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2006
    Thanks DevBurke, I thought that was the case. Seems pretty strange why anybody would ever want this behaviour? Even in Mac Mail, when you receive attachments they're also placed in the header.
    No other mail client does this :S

    Oh well, thanks for the help anyway
  6. Guest

    Oct 16, 2008
    It’s useful for dragging in attachments, particularly ones that can by displayed, like pictures and pdfs. Also, in a message with a lot of different attachments, it could be useful for placing them in the message in a way that makes it clear which file is which (although I guess that would only work if the recipient also uses Mail).
  7. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2006
    That's the problem, you would have to know the other person not only uses mail, but will use mail to check that email. Overly specific conditions for something that just duplicates the information already displayed (in the header) *and* is undesirable for most non picture attachments (I rarely send a message with >3 attachments)

    </rant> :p
  8. Guest

    Oct 16, 2008
    Don’t get too worked up about it, just check the option to always put them at the end and don’t worry about em!

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