Thank you John!
Your clear, easy to follow instructions saved the day! Hi John, Thanks the sending part worked great but the person who is recieving my email is still getting attachments in open view format. Is there a way to send so that they receive my attachments in icon format?
If anyone has different information, please post. Thanks a million. Saw a hundred blogs for permanent solution, But Bam! First time ever searching solutions on net worked out! So grateful to your Terminal Thing solution.
Used The Command and now files are permanently shown to me and my end Mail user as Icons. Thanks alot John! I would go online and search for a solution — terminal or otherwise — that will work with your version of macOS.
You, sir, get a big gold star. When I saw your terminal command suggestion, I hoped that either the code had changed or the Apple OS updates might allow it to work. For some file types, macOS displays the attachment inline with text, but in the case of high-resolution images, this can sometimes impact email readability. How to fix your macOS system storage is so huge. Happy New Year!
This worked great… the person I was emailing asked for an attachment… even though it was one already. He wanted the icon evidently. Although a Mac user all my life really long I am still in the dark with so many things. Gladly pay your fee what ever it is and I will call you at a specific time of your choosing,day or night?
What do you say? PLease help me…. Hi Jason — I actually do work with folks across the country and even in other countries. All the best — John — john noproblemmac. OK, so how do you get the email to print without expanding the PDF to a viewable page? When I try to print, it automatically expands the attachments. I looks like you can only change the View, but not how that email is printed.
The only way around this is to forward the email to yourself without attachments, but I imagine this is a less than perfect solution. The problem is on the receiving end. Attached Jpgs and l page pdfs will always be received as viewable in-line images.
A multipage pdf will only show as an icon. In High Sierra, I put files into a folder and then attach the folder. Word and Excel files show up as icons. Your email address will not be published. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Leave this field empty. This has zero impact on compatibility of your attachments.
Add attachments to emails in Mail on Mac. You can include photos, documents and more when you write messages. When you attach images or PDF documents . By default, OS X and macOS Mail apps both place attachments where you insert them into your email. Often, especially with images, this.
Still… if you come from a PC background this can be a tad disconcerting. The good news… is that the Mac can do this too. Create a New Message. Click in the body of the message. Click the Attachment icon in the Toolbar. Navigate to the PDF or image you want to attach. Select your file and click Choose File.
You can now see the PDF or image in the email. Choose View As Icon. The attachments turn into icons. This works on an email by email basis. Quit Mail then Relaunch it. Have a fantastic, yet thrifty weekend. Gordon on September 8, at pm. Cheers, Gordon Reply. John Carroll on September 14, at am. Amanda Batson on September 19, at pm. Thank you! Mandy on March 2, at am. John Carroll on March 3, at am. Olivia on October 1, at am. John Carroll on October 2, at am. Viewed 4k times. In High Sierra, the following terminal command was sufficient: defaults write com. How can I accomplish this in Mojave?
You should clarify "does not work". Does the command fail with some kind of error message or does the command succeed but Mail still shows inline attachments? Then launch Terminal and try your command again. Redarm Redarm 2, 2 2 gold badges 8 8 silver badges 18 18 bronze badges.
Just as clarification: After you ran the command you can remove Terminal from Full Disk Access again as well, just like re-enabling SIP in the other, less recommended way. Gero Yes, as soon as Terminal has been allowed to write to Mail's preference file, it can be deauthorized again until you need to do the same all over again for some other command.
This does not work for me. I added Terminal.
The command goes through without an error message. Featured on Meta.
In macOS, some graphics files have an invisible component called a resource fork. This stores file information like type, icon, metadata, image thumbnails, and more. Thus, they appear as extra unreadable files. This option also appears as a checkbox at the bottom of the file selection dialog when you click the Attach button on the toolbar. If you frequently send files to people using Outlook Mail in Windows, ensure that you select this option to strip the resource fork from all outgoing graphics. If you have an image file without a file extension, you can double-click it to open in Preview.
Other types of files open in their default apps too. It relies only on file extensions. Adding the right extension could make those files readable again. We'll show you how to mass edit file extensions. For this reason, before you drag a file into a message, ensure that the file has an extension. When you select this option, Finder will always display filename extensions on the desktop, in folders, and elsewhere. You can then double-check that all attachments have an extension to make life easier for Windows users.
When you drag and drop a file into an outgoing message, Mail places the icon or a full-size image at the spot where you dropped it. Their email app may not support inline graphics, or the user might have turned off inline display. But this does not affect whether an attachment appears as an icon or a thumbnail.
If you right-click on an attachment and choose View as Icon , you can make the full-size image show as an icon instead. But this does not affect how Mail sends the message—just how it displays to you. This will turn off inline images entirely, including images you might have in your email signature. To turn on inline images again, enter:. Alternatively, you can zip files before attaching them. Solving the attachment issue is tricky. While every email app tries to ensure the best compatibility, you can never be sure what will happen when attachment goes from sender to a recipient.