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Company Director with a MacBook Air and she's having problems attaching pages files and PDF's to her e-mails. Mail keep embedding them into the message window so she cannot type, or see what she's typed in the window. Many times recipients of her messages say they are missing some of the attachments she thinks she has attached.

How can I turn off the embedding of any attachments into the message body and just displaying them as a 'file' icon somewhere rather than the contents?

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marked as duplicate by Graham Miln, Mark, bmike Feb 20 '14 at 15:16

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You can turn off the inline preview; this should help reduce the confusion… – Graham Miln Feb 20 '14 at 13:51
Also - I'm not 100% sure this is duplicate so rather than asking a new question, consider editing this if it's not actually a duplicate. – bmike Feb 20 '14 at 15:16
You're right bmike, I will update accept and correct when I have a chance to try things. – HaydnWVN Feb 21 '14 at 15:47

Using the you can set a default to turn off inline previews of attached files. The command to issue is:

defaults write DisableInlineAttachmentViewing -bool yes

You only need to issue this command once per user. Be sure to quit first and relaunch afterwards; otherwise the changed default may not be seen.

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Will try this shortly, thanks Graham! – HaydnWVN Feb 20 '14 at 14:14

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