Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2012 9:22 AM (in response to DaveNN)
Just a Mac to Windows issue. Don't feel alone.
I don't know the exact answer without mail client specifics, however I would try to send to windows as icon only.
Might try the AttachmentTamer plugin:
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 2.4GHz IntelCore i5 320 HD 8GB RAM ParallelsDesktop6.0
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2012 9:32 AM (in response to leroydouglas)
Thanks for the reply. I see that Attachment Tamer is rather popular. While I don't mind being somewhat separated from the Windows environment it is necessary to acknowledge thier existence and deal with them. I would hope Apple comes up with a solution soon.
Icon only? I don't recall seeing a way to do that.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2012 10:03 AM (in response to DaveNN)
Attachment Tamer does indeed seem to be the most popular solution.
A workaround is to zip the files, then send the zip file as an attachment. The recipient can unzip them.
(You zip them by control clicking on them and selecting "Compress...".)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2012 10:41 AM (in response to CT)
Thanks charlie - I will definitely try zipping the files.
I have Apple Care and just got off the line with them. They indicated that the Windows system should see a link to view/save the attachments. I can't disagree with them but since the Windows unit is not mine and many miles away checking myself is not possible....
The other suggestion was to send the message direct from my net mail at Comcast. While that might work it is, in my opinion, a pretty lame fix.
I'll have to fire up my old Windows machine, put an email client on it and see what I get. But dang, I bought an iMac so I didn't have to mess with this stuff any longer.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2012 1:01 PM (in response to DaveNN)
Just tested a couple of things on my WinXP box (and remembered why I upgraded to te iMac) using Thunderbird. The images are not showing in the emails as icons but rather imbedded in the body of the email. You can right click them and save them to your system. I was not able to drag and drop the image from the email body to the desktop.
Next I created the email on the iMac but before sending I right clicked the images and changed them to 'View as icon'. This appeared to fix the appearance of the email on the iMac but when it arrived on the WinXP box the images were represented by distorted icons with no information under them. You couldn't do any more with them than you could with the imbedded images.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2012 1:31 PM (in response to DaveNN)
IMHO Attachments should never appear in the body of the email you are composing. They should be a type of Add-On to the email.
May be a Apple Mail thing as I never got along with the built in Mail program and use Thunderbird. I don't have that problem with Thunderbird.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 26, 2012 8:29 AM (in response to Shootist007)
Exactly - I don't care if attachments are also imbedded into the body of the email - it can look tacky - but they should be included as 'attachments' to the email also. Attaching an 8 meg image to an email and having it appear only inline with the text just doesn't work.
I am also dismayed that folks at Apple Care are either totally clueless regarding this issue or are not willing to openy discuss it.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 26, 2012 8:32 AM (in response to CT)
Zipping the files works fine - except my end users should not have to go through a process to unzip them.
But this does lead me to believe there is a way to tell Mail not to include attachments inline in the body of the email. Perhaps a file extension control?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 26, 2012 11:58 AM (in response to DaveNN)
If you want attachments at the end of the message then tell Mail to put them there:
Edit > Attachments > Insert Attachments at End of Message.
If you select that option while not in a new message window, then it becomes Always Insert Attachments at End of Message, so you can make that the default.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 26, 2012 12:33 PM (in response to Jeffrey Jones2)
Thank you Jeffrey Jones2.
I don't care as much where the attachment is located in the email.
If I want the attachment to appear as an icon such as I get when I try to attach a pdf, can you tell me how to do that? I do not want the attachment embedded in line, I just want the icon.
Is there a default to do that?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2012 12:56 PM (in response to DaveNN)
Was having the same issue and found this on another forum and it worked like a charm!
Open Terminal in Applications>Utilities and paste the below code in. Then hit return.
defaults write com.apple.mail DisableInlineAttachmentViewing 1
To reverse the setting, change the 1 to a 0.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 4:47 PM (in response to miko1963)
I just experienced a troublesome version of this. I am a freelancer and almost 100% of my clients use Windows, so I always send Windows-friendly attachments.
I have an account on a Windows server for one of my clients and frequently send myself email between the two accounts. I sent myself a logo from the server today, edited it in Photoshop on my desktop and then replied to myself, attaching the edited image. It appeared inline and would not be saved as anything but scrap on the Windows server, no matter what I tried.
Finally, I simply created a new message--as opposed to replying to the original email--and attached the logo. Came out just fine.
So, if all else fails, try creating a new mail message.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2013 2:48 AM (in response to DaveNN)
having similar problem. Tried all sorts of combinations of suggestions in the conversation you had with folks last year.
I want to send windows friendly photos to a private blog forum, and just not working. Sending photos to an email works ok, but not to the private blog forum. Wonder what's happening there? Any ideas?