1 Reply Latest reply: Jul 26, 2011 3:47 AM by louse101
louse101 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

This is not a problem specific to Lion, but most recent OS X versions. Regularly I receive email formatted as HTML, which includes JPEG images embedded within them. These images are technically attachments, and as such, Mail.app displays them as a placeholder. Other mail apps will display these images inline, regardless of them being an attachment, remote image or otherwise.


How can I make these images load automatically?

MacBook, Unibody, Mac OS X (10.7), 750GB, 7200RPM WD HDD, 4GB RAM
  • 1. Re: Mail not displaying inline images correctly
    louse101 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    No-one replied, but I found a solution on another board. Run Terminal (do a Spotlight search if you don't know where to find this), and type:


    defaults write com.apple.mail DisableInlineAttachmentViewing -bool false


    This will force Mail not to disable inline attachment viewing. Obviously, to reverse this, simple replace 'false' at the end with 'true'.