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Question: Send pictures as attachments and not embedded with iPhone

When I send a photo it becomes embedded in the message. When recipient opens the message there is no attachment just the photo in the body of the email. is there a way to make the photo an attachment so it can be saved when opened with outlook or another email program?

iPhone 4S, iOS 6.1.3

Posted on Jun 22, 2013 5:59 PM

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Aug 12, 2013 9:51 AM in response to J145 In response to J145

My findings are that how the picture is sent is relatively simple. If you have a signature which is html (most likely created by copy and paste), the picture is embedded into the mail. If your signature is plain text (or you have no signature at all) the picture is attached.


How I tested...

I sent pictures while I have no signature. The picture is attached.

I type a signature manually. The picture and the signature are attached.

I create a signature by copy and paste (signature copied from another mail, or from notes) and now when I send a picture, it is inline aong with the html signature.

Aug 12, 2013 9:51 AM

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Jun 22, 2013 6:24 PM in response to Allan Sampson In response to Allan Sampson

So what I am asking is why one iPhone has the photo in the body of the email (did not know the correct terminology in my first post) and my other one has the photo as an attachment. I have sent the same photo from both phone to the same outlook email. Is there some kind do setting that would cause this difference.

Jun 22, 2013 6:24 PM

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Jun 22, 2013 6:07 PM in response to J145 In response to J145

I have 2 iPhone 4 and one sends the photo as an attachment and the other embeddeds it in the mail message. I have tried mailing it from the camera roll, coping and pasting into the mail message and also starting a mail message and inserting just on photo. Every time one phone embedded the photo and the other sends as an attachment.

Jun 22, 2013 6:07 PM

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Jun 22, 2013 6:08 PM in response to J145 In response to J145

Since the iPhone's Mail app does not support composing email in HTML, not possible to embed anything.


Photo/image attachments are sent as true attachments with the email.


All photo or image attachments are sent as inline or viewed in place within the body of the email, which is not the same as embedded. How a photo or image attachment appears at the recipient's end depends on the email client being used by the recipient, which the sender has no control over.

Jun 22, 2013 6:08 PM

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Jun 22, 2013 6:24 PM in response to Allan Sampson In response to Allan Sampson

So what I am asking is why one iPhone has the photo in the body of the email (did not know the correct terminology in my first post) and my other one has the photo as an attachment. I have sent the same photo from both phone to the same outlook email. Is there some kind do setting that would cause this difference.

Jun 22, 2013 6:24 PM

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Jun 22, 2013 6:32 PM in response to J145 In response to J145

Both are sending the photos as attachments. An inline or viewed in place photo attachment is sent as a true attachment with the email. There is no other way to send a photo with an email, and there is no setting available that enables or changes this.


When attaching a photo to an email with one iPhone, the photo attachment is not shown as inline or viewed in place within the body of the email before sending the email, and the same after sending the email when viewing the sent email in the account's Sent mailbox? Or are you referring to how it appears by the recipient only?

Jun 22, 2013 6:32 PM

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Aug 12, 2013 9:51 AM in response to J145 In response to J145

My findings are that how the picture is sent is relatively simple. If you have a signature which is html (most likely created by copy and paste), the picture is embedded into the mail. If your signature is plain text (or you have no signature at all) the picture is attached.


How I tested...

I sent pictures while I have no signature. The picture is attached.

I type a signature manually. The picture and the signature are attached.

I create a signature by copy and paste (signature copied from another mail, or from notes) and now when I send a picture, it is inline aong with the html signature.

Aug 12, 2013 9:51 AM

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Oct 24, 2013 3:11 PM in response to bnb2235 In response to bnb2235

CONFIRMED!!!


This is exactly what happens. I tested and now am sane again.


bnb2235

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Re: Send pictures as attachments and not embedded with iPhone

Aug 12, 2013 9:51 AM (in response to J145)


My findings are that how the picture is sent is relatively simple. If you have a signature which is html (most likely created by copy and paste), the picture is embedded into the mail. If your signature is plain text (or you have no signature at all) the picture is attached.


How I tested...

I sent pictures while I have no signature. The picture is attached.

I type a signature manually. The picture and the signature are attached.

I create a signature by copy and paste (signature copied from another mail, or from notes) and now when I send a picture, it is inline aong with the html signature.

Oct 24, 2013 3:11 PM

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Jan 31, 2014 9:14 AM in response to bnb2235 In response to bnb2235

Yes! This solved my problem! My signature used to have phone numbers that were links (when sent, the recepient would see %20 instead of spaces). I went into the settings and erased the links and typed in the numbers by hand. Tried resending and it works! They are coming through as attachements now (as does the signature, unfortunately). Thank you!

Jan 31, 2014 9:14 AM

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