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10.3: Don't drag and drop attachments to/from Mail
Authored by: luhmann on Nov 17, '03 12:02:52PM

I believe it has to do with the resource forks. I've had complaints from Windows users that they've gotten attachments which they couldn't read - in addition to the one I sent. So it must be creating second attachments from the resource forks, which show up on Windows machines, but not on Macs.



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10.3: Don't drag and drop attachments to/from Mail
Authored by: mproud on Nov 18, '03 06:38:40AM

I could be wrong...

...but resource forks are really a thing of the past. Apple has done away with resource forks since OS 9.

It's true that in the past, anything with a resource fork would have to be stuffed or bin hexed for the net... but OS X doesn't use resource forks (if you exclude carbon apps, of course), right?



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10.3: Don't drag and drop attachments to/from Mail
Authored by: simonpie on Nov 18, '03 11:22:48AM

The most obvious place where ressource fork are still used in macosx is in non generic icons. If you change the icon of a file to something else than the generic icon, this icon resides in a ressource. I believe all HFS+ mete-data will be send this way, as a ressource file, by mail.

Some vintage file type are also ressources. .icns, .pict, .webloc to name just a few.



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