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  • BrianBHF Level 1 (0 points)

    We have just gone Mac and were having the same problem as it attachs JPEGs (scans of receipts) as embedded pictures. Not too good when you are trying to send half a dozen.


    Soultion we have found is right click on the picture after attaching and then left click "view as icon" and keep going until all the pictures appear as icons.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,945 points)

    You realise this has nothing to do with how the email and attchments are sent, only how they display on your machine, right?

  • Fred Offenbach Level 1 (0 points)

    I have used this work around for the problem: put the photo/photos in a folder, and then attach the folder to the email. The program does not find the photos to be embedded and it arrives as a folder with photos dot jpeg.

  • ASweetandSavoryLife Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks to this forum, I was finally able to send the photos as attachments (rather than imbedded)--- but no matter what I do, the photos are compressed /low res.

    Please, help!  Is there a way to send the photos as an attachment in their original format?


    (I switched to the Imac several days ago after years as a PC user)

  • LarryHN Level 9 (77,104 points)

    exactly how are you attaching them? Have you looked in the lower right hand corner of the composed e-mail messsage to see what "size" you are making the image - I'm guessing that is set to small



  • ASweetandSavoryLife Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you, LarryHN! Such a simple, easy solution-- -- and yet it had me flummoxed for hours. I greatly appreciate your help.


  • robbinewmanphoto Level 1 (20 points)

    Re Rich & Plain text


    this is an old are correct...why plain I have no idea but you would think Apple would have fixed this issue by now...considering 'PC's still rule the market (not for long I hope)




  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,945 points)

    Apple can't fix a couple of things:


    1. Old windows apps that don;t support Rich Text properly


    2. Modern Windows apps that do, but who's users don't know how to work them.






  • bcanuel Level 1 (10 points)

    Thanx so much to Bush-Man and the other other fellow at the link. Ditto Biz870!!

  • dgtimes3 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Bush-Man, your solution worked great. Tested it to my PC as well. So glad I found your post!

  • DF71 Level 1 (5 points)

    Well... it seems this command solve one problem but it doesn't solve the other. I used this terminal command and the attachments were shown as icons indeed but when I used my signature (it's a giff or PNG image) it went as attachment also. :-(

    Meanwhile, I found a plugin for Apple Mail that might solve this problem but it's not free and I didn't try it: mpaign=a

    I think Apple should fix this annoying bug and make a  Mail app that works like Entourage/Outlook Mac...
    I don't understand why there are so many plugins while Mail app still almost the same as the first version issued.

  • lynnej46 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks so much. It worked!

  • GewLia Level 1 (0 points)

    Fred putting the file in a folder and then attaching it is the Only solution that has worked for me. Thank You!

  • DonMigell Level 1 (0 points)

    It's now Feb 2013 and with my new imac I'm having this same problem. Trying to send out an email as an attchment and being received as an attachment. 'Bush man' said it right. Whilst, double clicking beside the photo one can change it to an icon, it still displays itself as a photo on the recepients pc. Is there any advantage in sending it as an icon, apart from the privacy aspect it may or may not benefit the sender?

    And is there is clear cut solution now to deal with this or are we still scratching our heads. If there is a definitive solution, I would be so grateful to receive it.

  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,522 points)

    Make sure you are creating the email as plain text and NOT Richtext.  That is set in Mail's Composing preference pane: