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Is there a way in the Mail.app to prevent it from previewing pdfs and images in the body of an email.

So that instead you just a get a normal file attachment ?

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It seems that the display of images (including PDF documents) can be disabled using this Terminal command:

defaults write com.apple.mail DisableInlineAttachmentViewing 1

The display of images/PDFs can be re-enabled by using this command:

defaults write com.apple.mail DisableInlineAttachmentViewing 0
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Thanks, ill give that a shot, do you know, if wanted how to turn it back on ? - also is this available as a GUI 'preference' that could be toggled on and off ? –  sam Oct 11 '13 at 10:15
    
I've added additional information on how to re-enable the images. I do not know of a GUI option for this preference. –  Eddie Kelley Oct 11 '13 at 16:03

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