Walt Mankowski on 4 Nov 2005 16:59:47 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] OT: MIME and messages from Apple Mail

On Thu, Nov 03, 2005 at 03:02:04PM -0500, Jeff Abrahamson wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 03, 2005 at 12:27:13PM -0500, Toby DiPasquale wrote:
> > Ask your friend if he's dragging images into the Message composition
> > window or if he's explicitly pressing the Attach button at the top
> > of the pane. This may make a difference but most likely Apple is
> > just attempting to figure out what the user wants and embedding
> > content into messages when it knows the MIME type. (i.e. what to do
> > with it)
> I asked that yesterday.  He sent samples today.  Both actions produce
> the same results now.  Oh, well, it's probably just a "feature" of
> AppleMail.

I have access to both Mail.app and mutt on a Linux box, so I just did
a few experiments.  Here's what I found:

1. Clicking the Attach button and dragging an image into the compose
   window have the same effect.

2. If you have the message format set to "Plain Text" (under
   Preferences/Composing) it always looks OK in mutt.  "OK" means that
   mutt tells you there are image attachments when you first look at
   the email.

3. This is true even if the images are in the middle of the message!

4. If you send the attachment with the message format set to "Rich
   Text", it still looks OK if you don't do anything to make the text
   "rich", e.g. bold, italics, different font sizes.

5. Mail.app appears to only send the message as HMTL (with the images
   "hidden" in mutt) if the message format is "Rich Text" and the body
   of the message actually has "rich text".


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