Opening email attachments

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by glynn431, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. glynn431 macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2008
    I am relatively new to the mac and am looking for information on how to open email attachments that i receive. I cannot open many of the attachments that I receive. Do i need to download some type of software? I am not an advanced computer person. Imac running OSX.
  2. twig macrumors member

    Nov 1, 2007
    People could probably help you out a lot more if you could specify which types of files you are trying to open, along with which program you are using to read your email, or if you are using a web browser, which version of OS X, etc. For example, if you're using the latest version of Apple Mail, all you need to do is click on the "quick look" button and you should be able to view most attachments. Certain file types (e.g. .wmv files) may require that you download and/or purchase additional software. If you provide more details, the people on this forum can be more helpful.

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