In macOS mail, you are forced to attach files inline in the message. I am aware you can enable "Always Insert Attachments at End of Message" in the menubar's Edit menu, but I understand this still leaves the attachment inline. Even when an image or PDF is shown as an icon at the end of the message in macOS Mail, the recipient ends up seeing the attachment as a huge inline image.
Is there an actual difference in "inline" vs. "non-inline" attachments in email protocol? Or do other apps technically attach things inline at the end, just visually showing it differently?