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attachment fail to windows

201 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Jul 15, 2013 9:29 AM by Eric Root RSS
Ardwa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jul 15, 2013 4:32 AM

I am attaching a photo in the normal way with 'windows friendly' active - BUT - recipient cannot view the image without rt. click and save as.


Annoying and not a problem before that I know of.


Solution please??


Important I solve this as look a bit of a numpy at the moment - prob. am! ;-)


Thank you



  • Axeman1020 Level 6 Level 6 (11,420 points)
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    Jul 15, 2013 4:58 AM (in response to Ardwa)

    I suspect the problem is on their end. What kind of file is it .png? Windows doesn't open .png natively. If it is a .png export it as a .jpg and try again.


    It could alos be a security setting on their end if they are using Outlook. Outlook likes to block photos by default

  • Axeman1020 Level 6 Level 6 (11,420 points)
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    Jul 15, 2013 5:13 AM (in response to Ardwa) by default displays images inline, and most email clients won’t recognize them as attachments. If you right click (or ctrl click with a one button mouse) on the image you can select to view the image as icon, which makes it behave like a normal attachment. To make this the default behavior you’ll need to use the Terminal to set the preference. Terminal is in Applications>Utilities. Open Terminal and type:



    defaults write DisableInlineAttachmentViewing -bool yes



    That will make every attachment you send act like an attachment instead of a pretty unusable decoration.



    If you decide this isn’t what you’re looking for, to restore inline attachment viewing type:



    defaults write DisableInlineAttachmentViewing -bool false



    Restart Mail and you’re back to normal.



    One more thing, if you’re having the issue that Mail is resizing your image, after attaching a file, make sure that you select “Actual Size” from the “Image Size” pulldown in the lower right corner of your message window.

  • Axeman1020 Level 6 Level 6 (11,420 points)
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    Jul 15, 2013 5:42 AM (in response to Ardwa)

    Send the email as plain text - Mail/Preferences/Composing - the box at the top


    Remember to include the file suffix (.jpg) on the photo file, and to send them as 'Windows friendly attachments'.

  • Daniel Ebeck Level 4 Level 4 (1,540 points)
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    Jul 15, 2013 6:20 AM (in response to Ardwa)

    I actually had some success by unticking the "Windows Friendly" box. Something on the server at the other end didn't like the firendly versions.

  • Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (13,950 points)
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    Jul 15, 2013 9:29 AM (in response to Ardwa)

    This may work. There is a try before you buy option.


    Attachment Tamer – Mail Attachments


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