How to fix Apple Mail 4.5 Embedding versus Attaching JPG Images?

Good day, all!

I do not have a Mac to test this and would like to augment my own search; therefore, I would like your assistance with the subject issue on a Mac OS X "Snow Leopard" (10.6.8) installation, running Apple Mail 4.5. As stated, whenever a JPG or PNG file is added as an attachment, Mail embeds the image versus attaching.

This is a known issue that I have found some suggestions for, but looking for some additional input for my business user.

We have already tried the suggestions here:

As well as:
defaults write DisableInlineAttachmentViewing -bool yes

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Yes, turning on Plain Text works, but that is not desirable when Rich Text content is needed in the remainder of the message. actually works really well; therefore, we are likely to purchase this, but as I said it would be nice to have some other options and to understand the issue a little better.

Thank you in advance for any additional insight and suggestions!

Respectfully yours,


P.S. Happy Holidays!!
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Kevin CrossChief Technology OfficerAsked:
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Two possibilities :
- When attaching an image, check the box "Windows Frendly attachment" (it'll help windows users to see it)
- After adding the attachment, right clic on it and select "show as icon"
Kevin CrossChief Technology OfficerAuthor Commented:
Thanks! We tried those previously, but did not resolve the issue that appears to be between Mail sending to Exchange. Per Apple, any text after the embedded image also becomes embedded, so it is doubly annoying an issue for it to convert attachments to embedded objects.

Any other thoughts?

We are very likely as I said to go with the third-party application, but the issue there is when Apple comes out with an update it tends to break those for a short while. Therefore, I have mentioned to my users that in most cases mail sent off network get converted to plain text anyway, so using that option using standard Apple Mail is viable. Therefore, if there is no better way, then so be it.

Thanks for your time.

Kevin CrossChief Technology OfficerAuthor Commented:
Plain Text format or third-party application work; therefore, we will stick with that direction as nothing else seems to works at the moment. Thank you anyway, alexrezid!



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