Email. You can’t live with it. And you can’t live without it.
One of the worst aspects of email management is attachments. This is especially true if you send and receive email messages with attachments for Microsoft Outlook and Exchange. As much as we’re anti-Microsoft in the Mincey World Headquarters, a lot of Mac and PC users are stuck in that Bizarro World and we have to deal with it.
If you’ve ever had a ATT0001 attachment on your Mac from a Microsoft Outlook or Exchange user then you probably need Attachment Tamer.
This handy little app does three things that you know you need.
First, it overcomes a few of Apple’s Mail issues. Second, it gives you true compatibility with other email apps like Outlook and Exchange (as far as compatibility goes in the Microsoft Bizarro World), and gives you more control on how attachments can be displayed within a message.
Once installed, Attachment Tamer attaches itself the Preferences in Apple’s Mail. It gives you three basic functions. Viewing, Composing and Sending, Updates and Removal. These are controls you will love.
Using Attachment Tamer gives you control over displaying and printing attachments, including PDFs.
When attachments are sent via Mail, they’re made compatible with Microsoft’s Outlook and Exchange.
Even better, it sends photos as regular attachments so the recipient can easily save or modify the images.
It even sends photos embedded in HTML email messages which are also embedded with other attachments. You can even set a default size for photos.
That’s it. No longer will you have to worry about Microsoft users who complain about Mac user email and attachments. All Mac generated email attachments are laid out appropriately and play nice-nice with Outlook and Exchange.
Attachment Tamer’s price tag is nominal (even less so if you have the aforementioned attachment problems on Outlook and Exchange). While the controls in Preferences are a welcome addition to heavy email users, I’d prefer controls which are message or recipient specific, too.