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When checking my sent mails in Apple Mail I noticed that all images had been replaced by a 'Missing Plugin' notice. I traced this to an issue with the Java plugin unavailable to be displayed in Mail.

The solution was to reset the Java preferences for the top (web browser) items on the 'General' tab of the Java Preferences application to standard. Make sure the boxes are checked for those items and click 'Restore Defaults.' This app can be found in /Applications/Utilities/.

[crarko adds: I haven't tested this one.]
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Apple Mail Missing Plugin
Authored by: slb on Jun 24, '10 02:03:42PM

Thank you!
I got this while pasting in contents of Command-Control-Shift-4 and got this.
Great fix.

SB



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Apple Mail Missing Plugin
Authored by: stephen.m on Jun 25, '10 07:05:58AM

Worked for me too. But I should add that the fix didn't work until I quit and restarted Mail. Thanks for the hint.



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Apple Mail Missing Plugin
Authored by: mkhaw on Jun 28, '10 08:53:13PM

Hmm, when I checked my Java settings, they were already as described in the hint. Just moments ago, an email in my Inbox that I'd already looked at, which previously showed its attachments correctly, switched to showing the "Missing Plug-in" placeholders.

Switching to View>Message>Plain Text Alternative, then switching back to View>Message>Next Alternative corrected it.



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Apple Mail Missing Plugin
Authored by: _Gekko_ on Jun 28, '10 09:57:31PM

I should have pointed out that the effect takes place after clicking the refresh button, even if the settings seem to be OK in the first place.



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Apple Mail Missing Plugin
Authored by: iandale on Jul 02, '10 06:32:48AM

This worked fine for me having had months of blue question mark and then missing pluggin note - thanks



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Apple Mail Missing Plugin
Authored by: C Me on Feb 24, '11 03:26:38PM

This is a very helpful tip - especially since only some of my attachments were going out through mail. Finally an end to the mystery - I went and clicked on default settings and all is well. Thanks!



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Apple Mail Missing Plugin
Authored by: aghast on Feb 28, '11 07:36:20PM

Funny, I noticed this happening to me only after reading the tip; I guess I don't look at my Sent Mail too often.

The operative question then, is there a way to script this preference/setting to automatically reset itself every so often? I don't want to have to worry in the back of my mind "are my message's pasted images getting through to the recipient?"



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Apple Mail Missing Plugin
Authored by: HonoraryGreek on May 30, '11 03:02:00AM

Can someone spell out to a thicko like me, how do I access my Java settings?
I too am frustrated to be seeing "Missing Plug-in" where I should be seeing an attachment in a forwarded message window.



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Apple Mail Missing Plugin
Authored by: HonoraryGreek on May 30, '11 03:16:54AM

My previous comment was a bit off beam, sorry! Found Java prefs now, but under the "General" tab there doesn't seem to be any sign of a "Standard" button. All I get is the options - "Run applets in their own process" & : "Within the browser process, Default more compatible". Then a window showing just 2 items, both "Java SE6" but with slightly different details. I have clicked the bottom right button "Restore Defaults" but I still have the problem.



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Apple Mail Missing Plugin
Authored by: tjSTUDIO on Jul 04, '12 06:57:04AM

THANKS! Running Snow Leopard - the java console option to click for me was: "Enable applet plug-in and web start application" - restarted mail and it worked like a champ.



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Apple Mail Missing Plugin
Authored by: sumster on Apr 18, '13 01:20:01AM

Finder>Applications>Utilities>Java Preferences, double click>All boxes checked>Restore Defaults (Done). Well that was quick and painless. As stated, it is very important to quit your mail and restart for missing plug-in to go away. TY



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