How to disable inline image attachments in Mac OS X

When you open or preview mails in in Apple Mac OS X, the first thing you have problem with is big images are getting displayed within the message. Many times this makes you frustrating because you want to read the message and not want to keep on scrolling the window left and down. This is default behavior of and does not show the images as attachments (even though sender had sent as attachment).

To overcome this behavior, you can disable the Inline Attachment Viewing flag for To do so, open up a terminal window from “Applications->Utilities” and type or paste below command:

defaults write DisableInlineAttachmentViewing -bool yes

At any point if you change your mind and come back to the default behavior use the below command:

defaults write DisableInlineAttachmentViewing -bool false

Restart the and voila!

Also remember, this will disrupt any HTML mails coming which have images.

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