Mail: Send Windows Friendly Attachments

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by p0intblank, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    I'm just wondering... what exactly does Mail do to make my attached files Windows friendly? Thanks.
     
  2. Sogo macrumors 6502

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    well the window-friedlyness depends on the format of the attachment. If you send a .dmg, then your windows friend may not be able to open it.
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I think it just manually adds the file extension if it's not there already.
     
  4. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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  5. p0intblank thread starter macrumors 68030

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    The only attachments I send are image formats, like .png and .jpg. I was guessing it just adds the extensions since Windows depends on them. Thanks for the help.
     
  6. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    In OSX, file extensions are always present but can be hidden or revealed in the Finder.
     
  7. Billicus macrumors 6502a

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    It does strip the resource fork? I've always wondered why this option made things so much nicer for my friends to open on a PC. :p
     
  8. JakeLee macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know how to disable the Send Windows Friendly option so it's not always ticked when you first go to attach a file?

    I find it really annoying because .jpgs i send to PC's don't get sent as attachments but get embedded into the message.
     
  9. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    No need. The images are not "embedded" but actually attached. The exception would be if you are sending html-formatted e-mails (boo, hiss). How they are displayed on the other end depends on how the recipient's e-mail client is configured.
     

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