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How to get bitmaps in Mail?

931 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 23, 2012 11:10 AM by Tim Weston RSS
TheSock Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Oct 11, 2012 12:46 PM

I can't believe that this has not been resolved.  I received an email with a Device Independent Bitmap .dib file and it shows up as an html question mark.  It is not shown as an attachment and can't be downloaded.  An older post (from 2008) that did not resolve the problem indicated you could go to gmail and download the attachment.  A slow workaround but I expect it would work.  I copied the message to outlook express and opened it from there.  Any know how to view bitmap attachments from Mail?


Below is the relevant email text....


<TITLE>This is my PE screenshot</TITLE>



<!-- Converted from text/rtf format -->





<P><FONT FACE=3D"Arial" SIZE=3D2 COLOR=3D"#000000">

<IMG SRC=3D"No%20AttachName" alt=3D"Picture (Device Independent =






<P><I><SPAN LANG=3D"en-us"><FONT SIZE=3D2 =

FACE=3D"Arial">Regards</FONT></SPAN></I><SPAN LANG=3D"en-us"><FONT =

SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">,</FONT><I><FONT SIZE=3D2 =

FACE=3D"Arial"></FONT></I></SPAN><SPAN LANG=3D"en-ca"><BR>


<B></B></SPAN><SPAN LANG=3D"en-ca"><B></B></SPAN><SPAN =

LANG=3D"en-ca"><B><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Chris =

Molina</FONT></B><FONT FACE=3D"Times New Roman"><BR>

</FONT><B></B><B><FONT COLOR=3D"#008000" SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">FUTURE =


</FONT><B></B><B><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Advanced Engineering =

Group</FONT></B><FONT FACE=3D"Times New Roman"><BR>

</FONT></SPAN><SPAN LANG=3D"en-ca"><I></I><I><FONT SIZE=3D2 =

FACE=3D"Arial">Cell: </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#008000" SIZE=3D2 =


<I></I><I></I><I><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Office: </FONT><FONT =

COLOR=3D"#008000" SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">410.859.1867</FONT></I></SPAN>









Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64

Content-Type: image/bmp;














MacBook Pro (17-inch 2.4 GHz), Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Tim Weston Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2012 11:10 AM (in response to TheSock)

    I see this issue with emails from Windows (Exchange) clients. In my case, if I right-click on the blue question mark icon I get a pop-up menu option to Download Image. Select that and the .bmp attachment will be saved to your Downloads location. A workaround at least!


    Hope that helps.




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