Inline attachments - annoying!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mr goosey, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. mr goosey macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2007
    Hello all.

    I send a lot of jpg / pdf emails, and they appear in the email (often huge images). I know you can click on the image, and change to 'view as icon' but -

    a/ is there a way of having Mail do this by default
    b/ is the recipient still seeing it inline, or will it appear as an icon/not in email?

    I ask the second question, because when I look at my sent messages, it appears inline, even if I have 'made it an icon' when composing.

  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    There is really no such thing as an "inline attachment." They are encoded exactly the same as those that display as icons. Inline display of attachments is virtually at the complete discretion of the viewing email client. They meet two criteria:

    1. The email client has the ability to display attachments.
    2. The attachment is in a file format which is recognized by the client as displayable.

    There is a third criteria: The user allows his mail client to display attachments inline. I have looked at every menu dialog selection in Mail. I can find no user option for disabling inline display. It appears that only the first two criteria are relevant to Mail.
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Yeah, this is one thing in Mail I do not care for, also....

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