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Fix apparently-corrupted PDF attachments in Mail
Authored by: apenstaartje on Nov 10, '08 07:42:34AM

I tried your fix but it doesn't work on pdf attachments going missing (yeah, it's not the same issue, but I thought it might work).
My situation is that I get an email containing 3 attachments. The number is correctly shown in the listing, but when I open the mail, the pdf is not shown in the mail and the attachment counter inside the mail pane view is 2 and it won't be saved when you click save all.

I know for sure the pdf is there, it is in the raw source, it is there on any other mail client.... too bad rebuilding doesn't work. So if you have this issue, the fix in this hint won't work on that.

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Fix apparently-corrupted PDF attachments in Mail
Authored by: Anonymous on Nov 10, '08 03:23:51PM

It might be worth trying to send the message to a Gmail, or other free online account -- and then send it back again. It sounds like you actually have a corrupt message, rather than a corrupted mailbox.

In my experience, Apple Mail doesn't make good sense of some weirdly formatted messages. For an obvious example of this mishandling, send a message alternately between Apple Mail and Hotmail and look at how the multi-level quoting breaks -- all because Mail expects greater-than followed by space, and Hotmail simply prepends a greater-than sign.

I'd be willing to bet it's something similar to this.

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