Email attachment format

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by vjaaan, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. vjaaan macrumors 6502

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    I am using Apple mail on a MacBook Pro running Mountain Lion. Before upgrading to Mt Lion, when I attached a file to an outgoing email, it showed up as just the filename (which would be clicked on to open). Now, it always puts the whole document into the body of the email, which is distracting and cumbersome. I can take the extra steps of right clicking on that document and choosing View as Icon to change it, but I don't want to have to keep doing this. I looked at Preferences and cannot find a setting that changes this default.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks.
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Mail is using the same attachment format that it always has. Based on your description, Mail is now able to display the native file format [which you do not specify] of your attachment. That has nothing to do with the attachment encoding format.
     
  3. vjaaan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    However, I do not want the attachment showing up as the body of the file. It is distracting and it's harder to review the list of attachments easily.

    So, how might I change that setting, so it, by default, just shows the attachment as an icon?

    Thanks.
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Whether or not your attachment is displayed is determined by the recipient's client, not the sender's client. If you want to ensure that your recipient's client cannot display your attachment, then you should ZIP your file before attaching it. However, that carries its own risks. Some email security systems do not like ZIP files--a lot. They may remove your ZIPped attachment.

    You appear to be sending multiple attachments with your messages. For a number of reasons, it may be worth the time and effort to experiment with sending single ZIPped archives of your multiple attached files.
     

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