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Apple Mail: missing plug-in

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  • Romsalik Calculating status...
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    Apr 10, 2013 12:26 AM (in response to frankd783)

    Hi Frank, I am searching the web because I have a identical problem like you. Please keep posting here for any solution, it looks like you are a lot more savvy in computers than Im. I can't open many types of attachments. It's really strange.

  • Romsalik Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 10, 2013 12:29 PM (in response to frankd783)

    Thanks man I will try this.

  • redbrickstudios Calculating status...
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    May 9, 2013 12:32 PM (in response to frankd783)

    same issue here.

     

    There has to be an easy fix or update to fix this.

  • Graham Parker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 10, 2013 12:31 AM (in response to frankd783)

    Just in case anyone is interested I had the same problem sending a jpeg so I closed mail then reopened it and the photo was then showing

    Strange!!

  • gkbs Calculating status...
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    Aug 14, 2013 8:08 AM (in response to Graham Parker)

    ME TOO!!  IT WORKED!!  Thank you for posting this, Graham!  It saved SO much time and work! Just quit Mail and reopen, the pics will be there!  (BTW, the pics were in fact sent via Mail, but I couldn't see them on my end.)

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    Oct 3, 2013 4:56 AM (in response to frankd783)

    Hello,

    Just wanted to say that I got the same prolem too.

    I bought a new SSD and installed a whole new OS 10.6.8.

    This problem was in previous system on the previous HD, and it exists again under my new system.

    This problem happens to me too when I use Flickr uploadr, When I drag photos over there, it says the same like when I add photos to a mail message.

     

    I didn't understand which solution worked.

    All the best,

    Shlomit.

  • gkbs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 3, 2013 10:34 AM (in response to Shlom)

    Graham's solution worked:

     

    "...so I closed mail then reopened it and the photo was then showing."

     

    Just close the Mail program and then re-launch it.

     

    g.

  • redbrickstudios Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 3, 2013 10:41 AM (in response to gkbs)

    Thats what I do to ... hopefully apple fixes this in 10.9 because its really irritating!

  • RetrieverRG Calculating status...
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    Nov 18, 2013 5:19 PM (in response to redbrickstudios)

    Identical problem - running System 10.7.5 - "missing plug-in" showing in Apple Mail, where a jpeg image or photo is expected.  Problem appeared recently, don't know why.

     

    Came here to find solutions - found Graham's - and hopefully improved on it:

     

    This works for my case:

     

    Did not need to close (quit) the Mail program and relaunch. 

     

    1. Just a simple click to open another message. Then,

     

    2. Click back to problem message.  jpeg image/photo appears as expected, without "missing plug-in" message.

        (in other words, close the problem message and re-open it.) no need to quit entire Mail app.

     

    did not need to mess with Safe Boot, System re-install, Java Preferences, Time Machine, Carbon Copy cloning, switching out hard drives, messing with System files, etc., etc.

     

    again, works for my case - hopefully works for a few others, too.  yes, very irritating.

     

    very grateful for postings here. 

     

    //jgd

  • macreparations.com Calculating status...
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    Nov 26, 2013 5:24 AM (in response to RetrieverRG)

    My strange story: I'm on 10.6.8 for a while on Mac Pro. I never had any problem with Mail. (I always could see attachemnts displayed, either JPEG, PDF or any..)

     

    Today I sent an email, and saw in my sent emails folder that "missing plug-in" ..  and after a few clicks ran onto this thread here.

     

    I just wanted to say that this is a bug in OSX, and a simple way to solve it: just search into your sent emails any email with an attachment that is an image; it will be displayed !!  Then go back to the "missing plug-in" bug and you will see the bug is gone.

     

    Cheers

  • jen587 Calculating status...
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    Nov 27, 2013 11:35 PM (in response to frankd783)

    I was searching for something else and found this.  Just so you know - this is a java error.  Open up Java preferences and clear the cache.  Should fix your problem.  Doesn't fix it permanently but it's an easy fix and you can keep doing it every time it happens.  The newer versions of OSX don't have this problem anymore.  I'm on 10.9 now and haven't had this issue in months. 

     

    Good luck!

  • ktcucumber Calculating status...
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    Nov 29, 2013 11:14 AM (in response to Graham Parker)

    Closing Mail and reopening it worked for me - no more missing plug in message just proper openable attachments. Thanks guys

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