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Disable Apple Mail Inline Attachments

Email with attachment

Make your PDFs an icon rather than a preview in Mail.















Some research the other day led me to a helpful blog post explaining how to stop attachments from showing a preview of a PDF and/or image.

If you would like to make this the default behavior you’ll need to use the Terminal to set the preference. Terminal is in Applications>Utilities. Open Terminal and type:

defaults write DisableInlineAttachmentViewing -bool yes

That will make every attachment you send act like an attachment instead of a pretty unusable decoration.

If you decide this isn’t what you’re looking for, to restore inline attachment viewing type:

defaults write DisableInlineAttachmentViewing -bool false

Restart Mail and you’re back to normal.

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