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10.4: Tell Mail not to include attachments on replies Apps
Tiger only hintPerhaps many people know this, but I sure didn't...

I was frustrated by Mail automatically including the original attachment of the mail to which I was replying.

The option to include/discard an attachment when replying is not in Mail's preferences. Rather, it can be found under the menu Edit -> Attachments (along with an option to always send Windows-friendly attachments). This menu item allows you to toggle the option on or off. Note that you can't make this change in edit mode on a message; you must be in the main viewer window.

[robg adds: I'm pretty sure this option is disabled in a stock Mail install, but just in case someone's having the problem, here's the fix ... and why these settings aren't in the Preferences section of Mail makes no sense to me at all.]
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10.4: Tell Mail not to include attachments on replies
Authored by: simonpie on Sep 02, '05 04:37:37PM

Maybe I do not understand, but it is in my version of Mail (the latest one) under redaction tab (I am not sure what it is in english). It says «citer le texte du message original» which basically meas exactly what you want. This is the first thing that I uncheck when configuring mail for a new account. When I want to include the text of the message I am replying to, I just press command-option-i.

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10.4: Tell Mail not to include attachments on replies
Authored by: ClassicUser on Sep 02, '05 08:14:16PM

For an English system, that preference is under "Composing" and is named "Quote the text of the original message". BTW: The sub-hint about using Cmd-Option-I to obtain this text even if this setting is disabled, is excellent and worthy of its own hint...

However, the topic of the original post is in regard to the file enclosures themselves. Cmd-Opt-I appears to always include any attachments, which is the opposite desire of the original poster, it seems. Leaving "Edit -> Attachments -> Include Original Attachments in Reply" UNselected appears to be what they were looking for - and what arguably "should" be somewhere in Preferences.

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