Mac OS X Mail, Attachment help PLZ FAST

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by M. Malone, Mar 11, 2004.

  1. M. Malone macrumors 6502a

    M. Malone

    Mar 11, 2004
    I need help with Mail, if someone sends me a file attachment like a song or something, and it's arrived to the server, I click "get mail" and it begins "retrieving mail" if there is a file attached, it keeps retrieving for a while, basically it downloads the file as it is retrieving the email. So I have to wait.

    What I wanna be able to do is, some how only have the subject downloaded, thus saving time, and then when I double click the subject, it downloads the e-mail so I can view it (for example the e-mail saying: "this is a picture of a car" I may not be interested), then after I read the e-mail, I can decide whether or not I wanna download the attached file.

    Please tell me that can be done
  2. OutThere macrumors 603


    Dec 19, 2002
    Try setting the "Prompt Me To Skip Messages over [ ] Kb" in Mail Prefs -> Accounts -> Advanced.
  3. fortgreen1 macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2004
    fortgreen brooklyn ny
    mail attachment - download later stuff

    easy fix,


    select the account

    in advanced,
    where it says

    "prompt me to skip messages over [ ]KB"
    you type in maybe 20k.

    that way you don't have to deal with downloading attachment till you browse what you received.

    very convenient for dial up modem users.

    good luck

  4. M. Malone thread starter macrumors 6502a

    M. Malone

    Mar 11, 2004
    You guys are kick ass, thanks, is this as good as it gets? I mean is there a way I can read the content of the e-mail before Downloading the attachment?
  5. pncc macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2002
    Try using webmail. many ISPs provide it directly. also provides it. You can view your mail via the WWW.
  6. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003

    If you go under view in the mail app preferences, there is the check for display images and embedded texted, but I still think it downloads the image with the text, this just takes it out.

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