I want to stop email attachments appearing inline

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  1. writesuccess macrumors newbie

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    I want to receive email attachments in Mac Mail as separate attachments and not have them displaying inline in my emails. I tried the free Attachment Tamer software, but it bugged me too much because it kept asking me to make a purchase all the time.

    What I want to know is if there is anyway at all, within Mac Mail, to force attachments to no appear in the body of the emails.

    I know several people have posted about this before but I can't find any satisfactory answer, if there is one at all. There seems to be no choice of settings for how email attachments are displayed.

    Every time someone sends me a photo, it appears in the email body. I want to it appear as an attachment I have to open to look at it.

    If anyone has an ideas (without using 3rd party software) I'd be more than grateful.
     
  2. sapporobaby macrumors 68000

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    What is wrong with those money hungry people that developed Attachment Tamer. How dare they want money for their time and effort. There is an easy to do what you want but because you are too cheap, I feel that I want to charge for my advice.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    It's not possible to get that behavior by default.
     
  4. sapporobaby macrumors 68000

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    Not true actually. You can change it...
     
  5. dZp macrumors 6502a

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    Quit Mail if it is running.
    In Terminal (from /Applications/Utilities/) paste the following command:
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    defaults write com.apple.mail DisableInlineAttachmentViewing -bool yes
    To revert back to the default behaviour use the following command:
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    defaults write com.apple.mail DisableInlineAttachmentViewing -bool false
    Relaunch Mail.
     
  6. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    Judging by your signature, I can safely say that most people are not in the same financial situation as you. He was simply asking for a free alternative. No need to be rude about it.
     
  7. sapporobaby macrumors 68000

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    He didn't say he wanted a free alternative or at least I missed it. If so, my bad. Second, the app, which I have used, is only 15 dollars.
     
  8. skidaddle macrumors newbie

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    attachments inline

    I tried this code but it didn't do anything. I opened terminal and pasted
    "defaults write com.apple.mail DisableInlineAttachmentViewing -bool yes" without the quotation marks
    What did I do wrong?
     
  9. skidaddle macrumors newbie

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    Correction

    I retried it and it worked!
    Thank you.
     
  10. kjsdad macrumors newbie

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    Thanks dZp

    Simple solution and it works! who can ask for a better response.:cool:
     
  11. Dharma Lane macrumors newbie

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    Thank you!

    This worked! Many thanks!

     
  12. Padt's Pop macrumors newbie

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    I was excited about this solution, but unfortunately I have a signature file that contains images (corporate), and this command line stopped the images from appearing ... you would only see the filename.

    Any other solutions?
     
  13. jlc1978 macrumors 68000

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    Isn't that behavior controlled by the receiving email client?

    As a side note I think Sigs contain graphics is a bad idea especially since some admins auto reject any emails with graphic attachments to avoid malware.
     

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