Apple Mail compresses my attachments!

Nostromo

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I just found out that Apple Mail compresses my attachments.

But there is no image size pop-up window in the lower right corner to change the image size.

How can I make it appear so I can turn off the image compression?
 

Nostromo

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Problem recognized.

Apple Mail automatically compresses large messages. You have no choice. The image size pop-up window disappears when you put large attachments in.
 

umiwangu

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Sep 4, 2006
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Problem recognized.

Apple Mail automatically compresses large messages. You have no choice. The image size pop-up window disappears when you put large attachments in.
How large is large?

And is there a setting that can turn this off?
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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Problem recognized.

Apple Mail automatically compresses large messages. You have no choice. The image size pop-up window disappears when you put large attachments in.
From Apple Mail Help:
Mail inserts the picture in its actual size. This could cause the message to exceed limits set by your email provider. If the message size at the bottom left of the window appears in red, choose a smaller size from the pop-up menu.
 

Nostromo

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Folders with JPEGs were around 5 Mb.

At this size, the image size option on the bottom right disappears, and Mail compresses the message, thus ruining the images.

There is no alert that it's doing this, which is insane. I'd rather have a message not sent than images arriving at the other side compressed and ruined, which can cause a lot of damage to a business.

There has to be an alert, but there isn't one.
 

oceanjaws

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Jan 20, 2007
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Surely there needs to be a fix for this.

People have said to me in the past that the images i send them are blurry and sometimes unreadable, but I've always put it down to their computers.
Now I know that it was apple mail all along, I feel like a but of a fool.
There is no way to turn off this compression?

OOPS!
sorry
now I see the size choice window at the bottom bar.
Erk.
Problem solved.
 
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