Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 12:50 PM (in response to Seth Aronstam)
Im using mac mail Version 5.3
OSX version 10.7.5
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 12:56 PM (in response to matb2012)
What is the path of attaching any file to an email that you send? Please prepare and send one in Plain Text as you have attempted to me. You can click on my name to the left, and find an email address for me in the bio line of the resulting Profile. I will analyze.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 2:17 PM (in response to matb2012)
easiest solution is just to zip the attachments
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 2:20 PM (in response to matb2012)
matb2012: Aside from that paid program, the only fixes I have seen are essentially including a non-picture file (I use a file called ignoreme.rft) which changes how Mail codes the attachments.
Outlook for Mac doesn't seem to have this issue; and it can also read winmail.dat files that improperly configured outlook (pc) configurations can send. However, major downside of using a single-database program like Outlook or Entourage is backups. Each new email makes it a new db; so if you use a backup- you should exclude your outlook database (and store on server), otherwise you'll rapidly run out of backup room (especially with Time Machine's hourly backups).
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 11:54 PM (in response to Seth Aronstam)
I found this link to change the behaviour of attachments to emails...worked for me.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2013 5:28 AM (in response to Bambam Biedermann)
This only effects what shows on your computer, and not for any recipient.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2013 12:08 PM (in response to Seth Aronstam)
Thanks for the suggestions
I installed the plugin attachment tamer and Im pretty sure this is the only solution. The link above doesnt have any affect for me. The attachment tamer works perfectly, you are given an extra set of preferences and you can select an option that stops attachments being embedded.
Seems strange that Apple cant have this as an option in the preferences.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 27, 2013 1:55 PM (in response to Raymon Goes)
I completely agree with these frustrations. I am also very frustrated with the minor issues that are not Business friendly. I moved a small business office from PC to Mac about 5 months ago. The issues that we have experienced are frustrating. Items such as attachments, viewing size of emails, auto correction processes etc. Small frustrations but ones that you would think an organization like Apple would have figured out by now.
I recently have had an issue with Apple Mail Server and our email host Kerio Connect and the new OS X10.8.2 system. I posted the crashing issue on the Kerio sight and within an hour I had received 1 email and 1 phone call from 2 different employees of Kerio. In 2 hours, I had an additional 2 emails from 2 other employees of Kerio. Now that is customer service. It appears that Kerio has been trying to work with Apple's new OS X 10.8.2 system to fix the bugs that were causing my brand new email system to crash. The issue did get fixed however part of the 10.8.2 offerings had to be turned off to fix the issue. So Apple really did not do a fix the Kerio people are still trying to work with Apple on this.
I too agree with Raymon Goes comment on every criticism is disregarded. How come a tech from Apple is not stating we will look into this? It seems a lot of people have concerns and also appreciate the Apple products. We just need someone to listen to these concerns.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 27, 2013 2:02 PM (in response to Cavey10)
Apple does have a "Feedback" form, and if you sign up as a developer then you can submit bug reports. However, this is a "Feature", not a bug. (As I did submit it, and while it took a few months to get an answer, they did give me that response)
And while they may ignore one, they may listen to a torrent of feedback along the same lines. So all of you fellow-haters of this "feature" go to the feedback area and fill in the form!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2013 7:30 AM (in response to Seth Aronstam)
Changing the behavior by following the instructions at:
totally worked! The site even gives you instructions on how to reverse the changes.
I am running Mail 6.2 and OS X 10.8.2.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2013 7:32 AM (in response to chiahawk)
This doesn't solve the issue we are discussing, as mentioned several times above, this will only change how you view the email, it has no effect on the recipient
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2013 2:37 PM (in response to Seth Aronstam)
SOLUTION: Mail-Preferences-Composing-Message Format-Plain Text (and don't use colored text in copy or signature)
WHY: The images are getting embedded because Apple Mail is turning the email into “Rich Text” (= HTML email). So when you attach a JPG, Mail generates a tag for that image, thus embedding it into the email itself. Outlook objects to this. This can happen if a signature has colors in it. You can avoid this easily by just using Plain Text emails.
Seems Microsoft is to blame: Outlook displays inline and rich-text attachments inline, not as separately listed attachments...
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2013 6:08 PM (in response to Seth Aronstam)
I have found this effects recipients with microsoft computers which have always had difficultly dealing with rich text format. (ever received a windat file instead of text?). Ensure the attachement is placed at either end of the text and not in the middle can help.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 19, 2013 2:24 PM (in response to ParksCreative)
so how do i change it from RTF emails to plain text emails?