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Aliases in mail.app messages Apps
In Mail.app, you can drag and drop a folder from the finder onto the body of a new mail message. Mail will ask if you want to copy the entire folder, or make an alias. I made an alias of a folder, and sent the message to myself. When I got the message and clicked on the folder alias, it popped up the finder window of the folder!

Warning-- If you try this with a folder containing lots of items/subfolders, the resulting mail message will be HUGE. It seems as though mail tried to attach everything in the folder--even tho the folder itself was an alias.

I'm wondering what would happen if you sent a folder alias to another OS X user? Probly just a broken link would result? What if the folder exists in the same place on the recipient's machine?

Read the rest of this article if you'd like to see the mail.app messages from this aliased email.

Here's the source of the message with folder alias:
--Apple-Mail-1593062607-1
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Content-Type: text/plain;
format=flowed;
charset=us-ascii
--Apple-Mail-1593062607-1
Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
boundary=Apple-Mail-1026276956-2
--Apple-Mail-1026276956-2
Content-Disposition: attachment;
filename=test
Content-Type: multipart/x-folder;
name=test;
boundary=Apple-Mail-1992836453-3;
x-unix-mode=0755
--Apple-Mail-1992836453-3--
--Apple-Mail-1026276956-2--
--Apple-Mail-1593062607-1--
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