Mail attachement: pdf turned in to jpg

redeye be

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WTF!

Yesterday i sent out some job applications. With my CV and cover letter as a pdf in attachement.
I checked the 'send windows friendly' checkbox (whatever that does). And Bcc'd my gmail address.
I went to take a look at these mails today and the attachements were sent as very small jpg images.

Now that's a good way to make a first impression, i'm pissed at mail right now and will have to send any attachement to myself before i send it out.

Does anybody know what could've happened.
I'm so pissed. Imagine getting this mail as a recruiter for IT jobs.
:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
 

redeye be

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The blame is entirely on Mail (and a tiny bit on myself).

I just tested this and sending pdfs works fine. Unless you touch the drop down menu on the bottom right of you mail message. The one where you can set 'image size'. Now i never liked the way mail puts your attachements in the body of the message, so trying to make this less intrusive i tried to downsize the image to 'smallest size'. This is where the conversion from pdf -> jpg took place.

Idiot Mail app!

Still pissed at the damn thing!

:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
 

decksnap

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No offense, but it doesn't sound like it's mail's fault. Did Mail change the size setting, or did YOU change the size setting? :)

We live a learn.
 

MisterMe

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decksnap said:
No offense, but it doesn't sound like it's mail's fault. Did Mail change the size setting, or did YOU change the size setting? :)

We live a learn.
This appears to be a feature of Mail. It reduces image file size by converting to JPEG.
 

munkle

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I'm sure you don't need to be told but for future reference, ctrl-click the image and select 'view as icon' or if it's a real bugbear plump for this useful bit of shareware.
 

tobefirst

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While there is no separate window or well for the attachments, they do not have to get in the way of your message body. You can always control click and select "view as icon." I wish it could default this way, because having the images take up so much space sometimes just isn't cool. Anyways, in this view, they can sit down at the bottom of your message body and not take up a ton of room, and not interfere with text (too much). That is the way I always send my attachments.

EDIT: a munkle beat me to it! unbelievable! (;
 

redeye be

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decksnap said:
No offense, but it doesn't sound like it's mail's fault. Did Mail change the size setting, or did YOU change the size setting? :)

We live a learn.
I do take some credit for messing it up, but still. Most pdfs I send are not images, more likely they are texts, what good does a tiny, blurred and unreadable jpeg text offer?
It should have warned me.
'this will convert your nice pdf into an unreadably tiny jpg, continue?'
A little less pissed, i just hope this didn't ruin my chances for those jobs. If it did i'll switch to Outlook on my PC again (not serious there, but it won't be cool at all).

edit:
And i agree with tobefirst
"You can always control click and select "view as icon." I wish it could default this way"
This default should be available in the preferences somewhere.