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Can't find attachments Lion Mail

11346 Views 34 Replies Latest reply: Jul 4, 2013 3:49 AM by lucyograce RSS
  • crampy Level 4 Level 4 (1,135 points)
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    Jun 19, 2012 12:31 PM (in response to Ken Spiker)

    I know your ISP can HANDLE a lot- what I asked is did you check at your ISP mail site for that box that says "restrict incoming messages to____" or not.

    Jut log in and examine the page..there are settings for such.

  • homelinkus Calculating status...
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    Aug 18, 2012 6:13 AM (in response to Ken Spiker)

    At the top of the email below the CC line is a button "Save" which you can use to save the attachments wherever you wish

  • nottinghamhelp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 18, 2012 12:46 PM (in response to Ken Spiker)

    I, too, am having the issue of "no paperclip icon" in sent mail. Yes I have all the columns set up for it. Since June 26, 2012 only 4 emails show the paperclip.  One is a PDF that I forwarded from someone else. The other three end with .docx.pdf    This makes it difficult to search for any particular email that I am trying to find that I know I attached something to.

     

    Every jpg, tif, bmp etc file is embedded in the outgoing email.

     

    I just called Applecare and the genius there said she had never heard of this problem.

     

    Any fixes yet or are a lot of people having this issue?

  • crampy Level 4 Level 4 (1,135 points)
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    Aug 18, 2012 1:50 PM (in response to Ken Spiker)

    Hello Ken...I hope the last 60 days have been good to you.

    I just had two little epiphanies.

    Go to Mail>view>columns, and click on ATTACHMENTS.

    Also before I found that, I went to my Sent mail and clicked on an email I knew I had dragged a pic into for sending. In the top right corner (not the double click on to open a new page, just click once so the thing shows in main mail window) and top right is either, in blue, hide details, or details. details shows Save and Quick look which if you click on, it opens the attachment in its own window.

    When I clicked on Attachments in the columns, the paperclips appear in right column.

    I hope this helps.

  • crampy Level 4 Level 4 (1,135 points)
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    Aug 18, 2012 1:55 PM (in response to Ken Spiker)

    PS: you can also, in Mail>preferences> View>Sort By    select attachments

  • crampy Level 4 Level 4 (1,135 points)
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    Aug 18, 2012 2:01 PM (in response to nottinghamhelp)

    Are you looking for the paperclip in INCOMING mail, or Sent mail? If you want it in sent, open sent folder then adjust the Mail>pref's>View> Attachments.  If you want it in the incoming mail, open inbox, then mail pref's>view>columns>attachments

    (ditto for sort by, though you can change sort by, by clicking on the caption in the mail pane...to, from, date...etc)

  • nottinghamhelp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 18, 2012 3:49 PM (in response to crampy)

    We've done that. It's an issue over and above that.

  • crampy Level 4 Level 4 (1,135 points)
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    Aug 18, 2012 4:25 PM (in response to Ken Spiker)

    This is perplexing.

    Your version of mail. Mac OSX 10.8, MtLion? Mail version 6.0 (1485) ???

    Mail open, to sent mail, then open preferences>View and you do not get a drop down offering columns, sort by, organize by conversation, and a bunch of other stuff ending with Enter Full Screen ?

    For me, I have to make settings for inbox, and sent, separately as well as my "on my mac" boxes, such as saved pics, business mail, shopping etc.

    "viewing" is not one of the options in my menu at top of screen in mail. View is there... Are you both in britain?

    I need to leave computer for an hour...

  • crampy Level 4 Level 4 (1,135 points)
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    Aug 18, 2012 5:40 PM (in response to Ken Spiker)

    O Golly- I am sorry- I forgot about the switch in the interim...I upgraded the day after it came out I guess...I was only lion for a month then- my next previous computer being from 2003- so a lot of interimg things I missed, and presently, I forget lion even. I will stop interrupting you. All I can think of suggesting is one I have seen a lot: make a good back up and re-install? Be well. (or come to mt lion!)

  • plehrack Calculating status...
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    Nov 1, 2012 3:35 PM (in response to Ken Spiker)

    I just found that closing and reopening the mail window (not quitting Mail) makes attachements display properly. Odd.

     

    Peter

  • ridgecritter Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 2:30 PM (in response to Ken Spiker)

    I have this issue as well. On 10.8.2 with all updates, on all four of my Macs (2 Minis, one MBP, one MBPr), Mail does not show attachments to outgoing mail. I have set View -> Columns to include Attachments, and a column with a paper clip icon appears when I select any of my outgoing mailboxes. However, nothing appears in this column, even when inspection of an individual sent email shows attachments correctly. This is a pain in that it makes it necessary to view each email to see if it was sent with an attachment. Incoming mail shows all attachments correctly in all accounts.

     

    One curious thing - display of outgoing attachments in the Attachments column was working for me up through May 21, 2012. That's the last date on which an outgoing mail with an attachment displays correctly in the Attachments column.

     

    Others with this problem, can you look back through your outgoing email and find a time when the attachment display was working? If so, what's the latest date? Maybe an update broke this capability?

  • PaulWhite Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Dec 7, 2012 2:25 AM (in response to Ken Spiker)

    My paperclips for sent mail have disappeared since November 2011.

     

    Still on Lion with mail 5.3.

     

    None of the suggestions here has made the clips re-appear.

     

    -Paul-

     

    btw, someone sugestted closing the mail window wothout leaving mail. How?

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