Attachments as attachments not inline files

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by lifeform, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. lifeform macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2009

    I have huge problems sending PDF-files to a Windows-based mail receiving system for a Cable TV/broadband-company I sell for.

    Is it possible to configure Apple Mail to attach the files as real attachements, and not just inline files in the program?

    I have tried switching to Outlook for Mac, but Acrobat Reader won´t let me attach PDF-files directly from the program.

    Get the error here: "An error occurred while trying to create a mail document. Acrobat is unable to complete your request."

    I understand this is a common error with Acrobat on Mac to Outlook, so I am trying to switch back to Apple mail.

    Any way to get this fixed properly ??
  2. bmcgonag macrumors 65816


    Mar 20, 2007
    Why do you use Acrobat reader? Macs have a built in PDF reader (well everything reader) with If Acrobat Reader is the culprit (which it sounds like) try uninstalling that as well.

    When you say "inline" do you mean the attached PDF shows up as Open?

    If you just mean the PDF file is inline with the text, that is just how mail displays it...I don't think it's actually in the body. At lease when I send my self emails it never shows up in the body on Outlook when I receive it.
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    There is no such thing as an inline file. All attachments are "real attachments." The reason that some files are displayed inline is that the email client recognizes the attachment as a MIME-type that it can display. This is controlled by the individual email client and not by the sender.

    Having said that, there are various schemes to encode attachments. Within Mail, select the Edit/Attachments>Always Send Windows Friendly Attachments menu selection.

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