jpeg files can't attach to iMAC email program

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  1. Techy66 macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2009
    I am trying to attach a jpeg file to MAC email but it brings the file into the body instead of attaching the file. I read on one of the threads that you cn right mouse on the file when attaching but that did not work. Any ideas on how to get a photo or tiff file attached to the email?
  2. LPZ macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2006
    The file's icon or even the image may appear in the message body, but it's actually an attachment. Send to yourself as a test?
  3. ingenious macrumors 68000


    Jan 13, 2004
    Washington, D.C.
    It's normal for a .jpg or .tiff (or any picture file for that matter) to show a preview of itself when you attach it to a email message. If you prefer to see its icon, just right click it and choose "view icon".

    Otherwise, if viewing the preview doesn't bother you, go ahead and send it. It's attached just fine. :)
  4. Techy66 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2009
    Trying to attach a jpeg file to MAC email

    Thank you all for your information. It worked great!!
  5. johnd39 macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2009
    East Renfrewshire, Scotland
    Why doesn't the attachment show as such + Tiff problem

    All that is all very well but why on earth doesn't it show as an attachment? I've spent hours on this problem only to find that it is no problem at all!

    However I sent a multipage .tiff file to myself (after a Windows recipient reported a problem with it) only to find that the first page only had been sent ie as if it had been a jpeg.
  6. ziggyonice macrumors 68020


    Mar 12, 2006
    Rural America
    Welcome to the Mac :)

    Just so you know though, typing "MAC" isn't the same as "Mac". When you type MAC in all capital letters, it actually means "Media Access Control", which is a term used in networking multiple computers together, including PCs.

    So, for future reference, just know that a Mac is a Mac... especially when asking tech questions online! (It looks better that typing all caps, too!)
  7. wrkuball macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2009
    Question: If a recipient of a jpeg photo sent by an iMac only gets the body of the photo in the email, is there any way he can treat it as an attachment?
  8. wrkuball macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2009
    Did you actually ever solve this problem? I still have not. All I want to do is to be able to send jpeg photos from my iPhoto library on my iMac and have my recipients be able to open them as jpeg files on their PC's. Any suggestions from anyone?
  9. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    You must be doing something wrong, because if you simply drag a picture into a mail message it is considered "attached" to the email when you send it.
  10. 2MaK macrumors newbie


    Sep 10, 2009
    I had the same problem going from Mail to a recipient running Vista. I solved it by using a combination of "Windows Friendly Attachments" AND sending out as Plain Text email. Hope that helps.
  11. randiwolf macrumors newbie

    Dec 13, 2011
    try not replying to email

    I found the same problem on my Mac power PC. My client suggested instead of replying to her email, I start a new email from scratch. That seemed to solve the problem - the jpg came over as an attachment.

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