647 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Mar 13, 2006 1:22 AM by Jamie McGregor
I was indeed using RTF with a signature. OK, so I tried sending the mail in Plain Text with 2 attachments.
This time, it only sent one extra attachment called ATT214002.txt. (Not 'htm').
I suppose that's an improvement... but not really!
Also, this attachment shows up as "mime-attachment.txt" when viewed back in Mail.
Mac OS X (10.4.2)
This "problem" (don't really know how to classify it) occurs when you attach a file and have text below the file (such as a signature).
Apple Mail attaches the files inline and for some reason, Outlook has a problem going from an inline attachment back to text. Looking at the source of the email and everything looks correct.
You have a couple of options to fix this.
1. Make the attachment the absolute last entry in your emails. And I do mean last, no signatures, comments, even blank lines.
2. This is really for image files, but you can place the attachments inline AND have text below the attachment, but you must ensure that it is an RTF email. I have found that even if Mail says it's an RTF message, unless there is some actual formatting in the message (font color, bold, italics, etc) then Mail will send the message as plain text even though you chose RTF. So, create a signature with some color or something like that and it should work. At least it has for me.
I hope this helps!
Well, after some trial and error, it seemed combining the suggestions above worked.
I tried sending the mail Plain Text, and as noted above, I got one extra attachment total, not one extra attachment for each item as was happening before.
However, making the attachments the final items below everything else as suggested by Bronson, on a Plain Text email solved the problem.
Despite Bronson's fix nr 2, I couldn't get it to work with RTF format at all, regardless of where I put the attachments.
The next question is: how then do you forward on emails you have received from other people without this happening? Can you manipulate the attchments so that they are the "last" thing on the email??