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Attachments getting corrupted?

366 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 28, 2006 12:18 PM by Carly Pederson RSS
Carly Pederson Level 3 Level 3 (955 points)
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Mar 28, 2006 8:50 AM
Since upgrading to Tiger, I'm having issues with attachments sent from Mail. I send a lot of .zip files (created in Tiger's finder) to print vendors, and started having problems right after upgrading to Tiger. The recipient doesn't recieve ANY attachment, and in my Sent folder, the attachment gets shortened to a single letter (no file extension).

Any suggestions??
iMac G5 20, Mac OS X (10.4.5), iMac G4 15 / Lime iBook 366 / iPod Color 4G / Airport Express
  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,420 points)
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    Mar 28, 2006 9:12 AM (in response to Carly Pederson)
    Carly,

    What is the exact file type before zipping?

    When sending, do you use a Signature, and where do you place the zip file in relationship to the Signature?

    I have tested zipping a PDF, and have not seen this behavior.

    More info, please.

    Ernie
    PowerMac G5 Dual 2.5, iBook, and QS G4 867, Mac OS X (10.4.5)
  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,420 points)
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    Mar 28, 2006 9:39 AM (in response to Carly Pederson)
    Carly,

    I would try both, and also, I would try clicking on Format in the Menubar, and choosing Make Plain Text, but otherwise as you have been doing. There are some issues with Mail 2.0 when using Rich Text and attachments. Those issues had not yet been reported to include what you are experiencing, but the role of the Signature is often to cause the use of mixed fonts, which in turn seems to trigger Mail to send as HTML, and mangle some things. See:

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=121814&tstart=75

    The full extent of this change to HTML, goes beyond certain mail clients on the recipient end of things, I have learned from experiments.

    Please keep us informed, since this may need to be reported, forthrightly to Apple.

    Ernie
    PowerMac G5 Dual 2.5, iBook, and QS G4 867, Mac OS X (10.4.5)
  • Ryan Burkholder Level 1 Level 1 (130 points)
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    Mar 28, 2006 11:51 AM (in response to Carly Pederson)
    Using Little Snitch by any chance?
    G4 Digital Audio w/7455 1.4 GHz upgrade, Mac OS X (10.4.3), PCI ATA/133 controller, big drive, FireWire 410 and attached music studio

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