Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2012 6:19 AM (in response to Axemohan)
Mail > Preferences > Viewing > Show Header Detail > Custom, and ensure that the Attachments entry is in the pick list. You'll get a paperclip icon on the messages with attachments. I've seen cases where it was necessary to rebuild the mailbox (Mailbox > Rebuild) to get the Attachments paperclip icon to show on all the messages.
Or alternatively, select the classic layout in Mail > Preferences > Viewing, and enable the attachments column by control-clicking on the column headers and checking Attachments, if it's not already already checked.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 20, 2012 10:54 PM (in response to MrHoffman)
I think my question wasn't clear. I know how to display the attachment header (I use classic layout) but the problem is that the paperclip icon does not appear against the messages that contain attachments. See screenshot below. The attachment column is displayed but is blank. These are my sent items and I know for a fact that most of them have attachments. Can you help?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2012 4:34 AM (in response to Axemohan)
Other than the omission of the use of the classic layout here, your original question was quite clear. What I described was how I got the attachment icon to appear in the message list, as I was seeing the same issue you were, and was seeing it with the replacement layout. Did you try what I suggested, including the mailbox rebuild?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2012 8:57 PM (in response to MrHoffman)
Yes I tried all the options, including Rebuild and even Reimport, as suggested by the Help file. Doesn't work. Strangest thing is that its only in my Sent items that the paperclip icon doesn't appear. In the Inbox and other folders, its fine.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2012 9:16 PM (in response to Axemohan)
try this: close mail, go to ~/Library/Mail, find the file called Envelope Index, and trash it. This deletes Mail's sql database and forces Mail to rebuild it completely from scratch on next run.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2012 8:30 PM (in response to twtwtw)
Yes I know. Its called Reindex. Had tried it the same time when I did the Rebuild and the Reimport. None of them works.
I am pretty sure this problem started after I had downloaded a recent OS update (a 1.5 GB update). That took me to 10.7.3, though I don't remember what version I had earlier. Any more ideas?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2012 10:38 PM (in response to Axemohan)
Actually, it's not called Reindex. It's the brute force method of vacuuming the mail database. Please don't assume that you've done what we suggested; just do it (again, if necessary) to be sure it was done.
If you've actually tried these and they didn't work, the next step will be deleting the Mail prefereces file - ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Mail.plist. This will lose all your settings and force a reimport of all your mail accounts, but it might solve the problem.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2012 3:47 PM (in response to Axemohan)
did you ever get this figured out? i am having the same prob - (and I am starting to HATE the Lion update - Apple is "slippin" -
Currently Being ModeratedJul 20, 2012 8:21 AM (in response to tkidd02)
" (and I am starting to HATE the Lion update "
Tell me about it, a terrible, terrible OS. I have the same problems with the mail attachement icon, and have had so many problems moving from Snow Leopard to Lion on my new Mac. So many. Truly a disaster I cannot wait for Mountain Lion I really hope it's Apple back on form..
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2012 10:28 PM (in response to JamesMcArdle)
I just got Mountain Lion and the paperclip is still not showing up.
Last year, I contacted Apple support for this and was told it was a known issue and they are working on it. Guess not.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2012 7:58 AM (in response to nmk12345)
that ***! it makes me wanna quit using Apple products, mainly because of things like this - MACs were supposed to be more user friendly because "it just works" - not any more!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2012 8:47 AM (in response to tkidd02)
I have learned to live without it....
I am waiting for the release of Mac Office, suppose to be a HIT..., a true Office version. Then I migrate to Outlook....
Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2012 3:12 AM (in response to Axemohan)
Have the same problem.
But I have noted that, if the paper clip appears or not on sent messages, depends on the recipient.
And it is consistent. I have reciepients that never shows the paperclip and others that always show it ...
May be has something to do with the receipient's server?
Mountain Lion according to nmk12345 is no solution. Other experiences?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2012 1:03 AM (in response to Loris Biaggio)
For my Mail, in Mountain Lion, regardless of receipient, I don't have the paper clip....