I have a Gmail account but access all my email through Apple Mail. I noticed in the last month or so that I'm not seeing the attachments that are being sent to me. In order to access the attachments, I have to open up Gmail through Safari. How do I fix this problem?

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    You should provide a screenshot of the Mail.app interface, and of a message that should have an attachment. Jan 13, 2012 at 21:19
  • What do you mean by "not seeing the attachments"?. Do you not see their previews, or do you not see any indication of them at all - which leaves you to take notice of them from the context of the mail.
    – gentmatt
    Jan 13, 2012 at 21:23
  • No I don't see any indication of the attachments except for the content of the email alluding to the attachment.
    – Corey Chan
    Jan 13, 2012 at 21:28
  • Screenshots! Bonus points for the same message in the gmail (web) interface. Jan 13, 2012 at 22:05
  • I have the exact same problem with another IMAP server. I'm pretty sure it is a bug in Mail.app. I also have attachments disappearing, when I move a message from one folder to another. On server side the attachement is correctly moved with the attachment. I believe there is nothing you can do but wait for Apple to fix it.
    – user17402
    Jan 18, 2012 at 21:36

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Have you made sure that these selections are checked? Having the incorrect option selected can produce the very symptoms you're describing.

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