Skip to main content
7 votes
Accepted

If i send a folder via Apple Mail, will users on other platforms be able to open it?

When you attach a folder to a email in Mail, even thought it looks like an individual folder in the email, both in the composed email and then the sent email, nonetheless the contents of the folder ...
user3439894's user avatar
  • 59.1k
6 votes

Working with attachments **to** a PDF file in Preview

Preview doesn't support this, but you can extract attachments on the command line using the popper tool pdfdetach. To install poppler with Homebrew: brew install poppler To list attachments in a PDF ...
D.W.'s user avatar
  • 4,047
5 votes

Send an email as an attachment from iPhone

You can now drag and drop emails onto an email draft that you're editing on iPads that are running iOS 11 or iPhones running iOS 15. Create a new email (or forward or reply to an existing email) ...
Matt S's user avatar
  • 59
4 votes

AppleScript file permission error when trying to save attachment of mail message

A few years late to this party. However, in case anyone else has the same problem, this seems to be the necessary AppleScript syntax these days: save theAttachment in POSIX file thePath
low.tree's user avatar
4 votes
Accepted

How to show "only mails with attachments" in MacOS Mail?

Just start typing "attachment" in the same search box and then select it when the prompt comes up. It will then show only those mails that have attachments.
adolf garlic 's user avatar
3 votes
Accepted

Mail PDF attachments shown as 0 KB

Go to Preferences -> Accounts -> specific account, and change the pop-up entry for Attachments from "all" to "last" (or however the "zuletzt" entry is called in english).
Sabine's user avatar
  • 46
3 votes

Mac Mail application removes attachment when forwarding mails

TLDR; Attachments will be part of the email per default iff it has at least one recipient. 📆 As of 01.02.2023 on Mail Version 16.0 (3731.300.101.1.3): The default behaviour seems to be that ...
levelont's user avatar
  • 131
2 votes
Accepted

In Messages for iOS, can I delete an individual photos from a conversation?

Go into the conversation on your iOS device (assuming iOS10). In the top right corner you should see an information symbol ("i" in a circle). Click on it. Then scroll down to the picture you want to ...
NoahL's user avatar
  • 3,527
2 votes

How do I stop the iPhone from adding text attachments when I send pictures?

This is the fault of Microsoft Exchange and not specific to iOS. This happens because Microsoft Exchange Server is reformatting messages sent through it. The Exchange server insists that ...
grg's user avatar
  • 203k
2 votes

Apple Mail not downloading attachments

I have been battling this problem for months and after an odd work around from Apple that only worked some of the time I found my problem. Within the "Mail app" in preferences you can add a ...
JCSTONE's user avatar
  • 21
2 votes

Apple Mail not downloading attachments

I found this post to be very interesting: http://osxdaily.com/2016/12/17/fix-mail-not-showing-attachments-mac/ Backup your computer Rebuild your email mailbox(es) (this may take a long time to run,...
M. Beausoleil's user avatar
2 votes

Mac Mail application removes attachment when forwarding mails

When you create a new Forward message, right-click the toolbar and Customise Toolbar... You'll see an icon for Include Attachments. Drag it into the toolbar. Click Done. You can now toggle this ...
sansSpoon's user avatar
  • 1,047
2 votes

Turn off automatic download of attachments on iOS Mail

Currently there isn't such a setting on iOS Mail app (as of iOS 12.0.1, Oct 2018). A workaround that may help with detecting some unfiltered spam messages would be trying to preview the message ...
user307493's user avatar
2 votes

Are email Attachments technically always inline, or does macOS Mail not allow conventional, non-inline attachments?

There is a definition in the MIME specification for both inline and attachment files within email messages, but (from the Wiki page linked above): As of 2010, a good majority of mail user agents do ...
benwiggy's user avatar
  • 36.8k
1 vote

Can't see images in mails I compose

To make a signature with images go to Preferences under the Mail menu and click on signatures. You should get a panel that looks like the image below. In the area on the right, right-click and select ...
Natsfan's user avatar
  • 14.2k
1 vote

Recover from possible infection by virus attachment via email

GENERALLY speaking just downloading a file or saving it to your hard drive will not infect your Mac. Generally. What you have done after inadvertently saving the file is trashing it and then emptying ...
Steve Chambers's user avatar
1 vote
Accepted

Attaching OneDrive File to Email in Outlook App

This modal is unrelated to iOS Files app — it’s a custom presentation by the Outlook app. The app displays common account providers in the list to help promote the ability to log in to these providers ...
grg's user avatar
  • 203k
1 vote

On Apple Mail I get an error message "the attachments are still being loaded" - any fix?

The Photos library repair tool resolved the problem for me. Hold down the Option and Command buttons while opening Photos, then select the repair option.
fivewood's user avatar
  • 119
1 vote

Sierra / Mail.app workaround for missing "Display in Place / Display as Icon" choices?

A successful workaround is displaying the visa on your computer, taking a screenshot (command + shift + 4) of the image, and attaching the screenshot to the email. In this case, the screenshot ...
DavidRecallsMonica's user avatar
1 vote
Accepted

AppleScript file permission error when trying to save attachment of mail message

I'm not sure about the permissions issue exactly, but I get no error when I use "file" in the line you are referencing. save theAttachment in file savePath Where savePath is an alias to a file. If ...
MBUST's user avatar
  • 188
1 vote
Accepted

Compress attachments in received emails

Within mail? No. You'd have to create a filing system outside mail and drag your attachments into that. If you do that I recommend dragging the email into that too, otherwise later you'll lose the ...
Harv's user avatar
  • 6,550
1 vote

Image in email attachment is not saving to the Photos app

I would imagine it's the same story as saving a screenshot or any other photo from online etc. Pictures like that are not automatically added to the Photos app, you have to import them yourself. You ...
Andre's user avatar
  • 622
1 vote

Mac Mail application removes attachment when forwarding mails

Go to Edit > Attachment > and select "Include Original Attachments in Reply". I really don't get it why Apple still doesn't make this a default.
rwzdoorn's user avatar
  • 1,271
1 vote

How to Remove Attachments in the Mail app in 10.12 Sierra

The Messages > Remove Attachments selection is greyed-out unless you have selected (in the Mail message viewer) one or more emails which contain attachments. Select one or more emails which contain ...
DavidRecallsMonica's user avatar
1 vote

Send an email as an attachment from iPhone

Finally, Apple have added a proper (albeit finicky) way to do this, so you can do true forwarding of emails as attachments, headers-and-all (and not just forwarding as PDFs, as suggested earlier in ...
Dave's user avatar
  • 19
1 vote

Send an email as an attachment from iPhone

Looks like things have moved on since the original post, but unfortunately Apple has still not added this basic functionality to the iOS version of mail. It should be as simple as selecting “forward ...
Tom Hallam's user avatar
1 vote

Send an email as an attachment from iPhone

Currently, you can't send an email as an attachment on iOS. The only functionality available is to use the Forward button to quote a copy of the email (with or without the original attachments). (On ...
grg's user avatar
  • 203k
1 vote

Apple Mail not downloading attachments

Disabling "enable junk mail filtering" fixed it for me (Mail Preferences). I tried everything, this fixed it as a last ditch attempt before only using my phone as the goto device.
2foo4u's user avatar
  • 11
1 vote

In Messages for iOS, can I delete an individual photos from a conversation?

iMessage operates like SMS or old-school email, not like webmail or FB messenger where what you're viewing is basically a real-time mirror of the server. Once a message has been delivered to your ...
tolgraven's user avatar
  • 758
1 vote

How do I save images in Messages to my hard drive?

This isn't quite as quick as a script via Mac, but if you know there are a few specific convos that have most of the images, you can access them all at once: - open message thread you want pics from -...
HannahBanana's user avatar

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible