Attachments in Mac Mail

We were sending an invoice to a client this morning when we ran into a problem with Mac Mail in Mavericks. Mac Mail Attachments The invoice, as a JPG, was showing up inline rather than as an attachment.  This can be a major pain for the recipient of the email, as they will have trouble saving the picture.

We found that there is a simple way to get the attachment as an attachment rather than inline.  Open terminal and type in the following:

defaults write DisableInlineAttachmentViewing 1

This will reconfigure Mac Mail so when you drag attachments into mail, it will attach rather than embed Terminalthem.  If you ever want to reverse the setting, change the 1 to a 0.

Note – to get terminal up and going, go to Spotlight, type in TERMINAL, and it will pop up.