Mail attachment won't work, but works in Gmail

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by archdelux, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. archdelux macrumors 6502

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    I have noticed that a PDF file I received as an attachment did not work in the Mail app ('the file could not be opened'), but I went to Gmail and opened the file just fine... is there some common error that I am unaware of?

    Any idea what causes this or how to fix it?
     
  2. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    Is this via a regular ISP mail account? My ISP limits messages to 10Mb, which works out to about a 7Mb file, is it a really big pdf?
     
  3. archdelux thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's what is so strange.. it is just 2.8mb and nothing really strange about it at all.. It is my Gmail acct as I mentioned, and I can open the file fine via gmail (in the browser). Also, I download the file from Gmail and I can open it just fine.

    If I download it via mail--it says it cannot recognize this file type. Quick look doesn't work either

    Any thoughts?
     

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