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Is it possible to turn off automatic preview of attachments when composing an e-mail?

NOTE: Yes I know that I can manually ctr+select the attachment and disable preview, but I want this done automatically

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Free solution.

In terminal, type: defaults write com.apple.mail DisableInlineAttachmentViewing -bool yes

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I get a Command not found when running this from terminal on a fairly new MacBook air? –  HaydnWVN Feb 20 at 14:32
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There is an extension for Apple Mail called Attachment Tamer. It has all kinds of settings, but the most useful is the one that defaults attachments to the icon view.

http://lokiware.info/Attachment-Tamer

It is $15 but well worth it.

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