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Append filename extensions to Mail attachments Apps
I know that at least the version of Mail included with 10.3 has this 'feature.' When adding an attachment, if the file has an extension as part of its name, and the option to show the extension is selected in the Finder, then the name of the file as attached to an email will include the extension.

However, if the file has an extension as part of its name and the option to hide the extension is selected in the Finder, then the name of the file as attached to an email will NOT include the extension. This is true even if the Mail option to "Send windows friendly attachments" is selected.

IMHO, Mail should always add the extension if one is included in the file's name in the Finder.
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Append filename extensions to Mail attachments
Authored by: Cameroon on Jul 06, '04 12:05:58PM
Yeah, I'd call that a bug.

The extension for a file is part of the file's name, not an "extra" that can be left off.

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Does anybody know what this "Windows friendly attachments" really does?
Authored by: hamarkus on Jul 06, '04 12:47:08PM

Does anybody know what this "Windows friendly attachments" really does?



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Does anybody know what this "Windows friendly attachments" really does?
Authored by: maddys_daddy on Jul 06, '04 07:07:14PM

I'm no expert here, but I think I read somewhere that it strips any existing resource forks (or appledouble stuff) from the files, so that Windoze doesn't choke on them.



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Append filename extensions to Mail attachments
Authored by: JennyMor on Jul 07, '04 07:47:19AM

All I know about it is that if I send my editor an Appleworks document saved in MSwerd format 97,2000, etc. and DONOT include the extension... he cannot read the file. If the extension is there. No problem.



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