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Here's how to disable inline attachments in Mail. If you ever want to turn inline image attachments back on, just open the Terminal application and enter the following command:. That's all there is to it! Enjoy your new image-free messages in your Mac's email application. A former ghost writer for some of Apple's most notable instructors, Cone founded Macinstruct in , a site with OS X tutorials that boasts hundreds of thousands of unique visitors per month.

Mac Monday: Working with Attachments

You can email him at: Powered by the Parse. More Mac Sites: Macworld MacUser iPhone Central. Send 'real' attachments in Mail messages Nov 27, '07 OK, this is totally out there in the semi-obvious open, but it's so nice to finally have it!

Include photos and other files in emails

If you'd rather send real attachments, instead of inline images, here's how. Send 'real' attachments in Mail messages 16 comments Create New Account. The following comments are owned by whoever posted them.

This site is not responsible for what they say. Send 'real' attachments in Mail messages Authored by: Great news; good tip. That was a good move on Apple's part.

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Mac Berry on Nov 28, '07 Mark [ Reply to This ]. Mac Berry on Nov 29, '07 But now, I can't see the things I've attached. Bakari on Nov 27, '07 I really need this hint. Obvious but an awesome hint.

Send 'real' attachments in Mail messages - Mac OS X Hints

I didn't see until I saw this hint. Thank you! I have filed a bug report with Apple. Mail offers multiple methods for appending files. The method you choose depends on which procedure provides the greatest convenience for your workflow, how many files you need to attach and where they're located. Open a Finder window and locate the folder where you've saved your JPEG, or find the file on your desktop if you've placed it there. Click on the file's name to select it.

Drag your file onto Mail's Dock icon. If you've set your Finder preferences so the Dock stays hidden, you'll need to drag all the way to the screen edge where you've positioned your Dock -- either the bottom or one of the two vertical edges. Release the file once the Mail icon highlights. Mail creates a new message with the file attached to it. Create a new Mail message window.

Drag and drop your file onto the Mail message window. Your JPEG file becomes a message attachment. Drag and drop also works to create Mail message attachments from iPhoto or other programs. Open a Finder window, go to the location of your saved JPEG, and click on the file's name to select it. Press "Command-C" to copy the file to the clipboard.

Add attachments to emails in Mail on Mac

Press "Command-Tab" to switch back to Mail. Click in the body of your message window and press "Command-V" to paste the file as an attachment. Open the "File" menu and choose "Attach Files. Navigate to the location of the JPEG you want to mail.