Disable Inline Attachment Viewing

This tweak stops attachements from appearing in the body of received e-mail messages, instead they will appear as attached files.


To implement this tweak:

  1. Start a new Terminal session (in Finder click Applications > Utilities > Terminal).

  2. To enable this setting, type (or copy and paste) the following command:

    defaults write com.apple.mail DisableInlineAttachmentViewing -boolean true
  3. To reset this setting to the default value, type (or copy and paste) the following command:

    defaults delete com.apple.mail DisableInlineAttachmentViewing
  4. To activate this tweak please close all instances of Mail, or wait until the next reboot.

  5. Close the Terminal session by typing exit at the prompt.

Disclaimer: Making any changes to your system can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from these modifications can be resolved. Please follow the instructions carefully and use the information provided at your own risk.