2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 11, 2012 6:30 AM by da ferret
da ferret Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

When I forward e-mails using mail, the messages come through as attachments and not "inline".  Yesterday I simply forwarded a mail with two attachments.  It was recieved by an outlook user with 8 attachments. The outlook user then has to open all of these html attachments to find the mail and then open them all again to find the attachments.  It is VERY time consuming.  I believe that e-mail should save time not waste time!

 

How do I fix this problem?


Mac Book, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • R C-R Level 6 Level 6 (16,745 points)

    The distinction between "inline" & "attachment" in standard, non-propietary email systems is illusory. All email attachments (essentially everything besides plain text) is encoded with MIME headers that tell the receiving email client application various things about them, including if they are intended to be displayed inline in the message body or not.

     

    However, the email client can ignore this & display parts of the message differently for a variety of reasons, including the inability to support some attachment type at all or in the message window.

     

    There isn't really anything you can do about this since the problem is not in Mail.app itself but in the way different email clients handle received messages.

  • da ferret Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have issues with the text in the body of the main e-mail.  THAT text comes through as an attachment when i forward from mac mail.  why is this?