How to Make OS X and macOS Mail Send Conventional Attachments

Make Attachments Appear at the End of an Email

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By default, OS X and macOS Mail apps both place attachments just where you insert them into your email. Often, especially with images, this is visually pleasing and useful; however, sometimes, you might want attachments to be positioned at the end of the email instead. The Mail app in OS X has a setting to use for this. The Mail app in macOS doesn't offer this option; instead, it offers an even easier fix.

Position an Attachment at the End of the Email in Mac OS X

To set Mac OS X Mail to attach all files for a message at the end instead of inline with the message's body content:

  1. Open a new email screen in OS X Mail.

  2. Click Edit on the menu bar and select Attachments.

  3. Make sure Insert Attachments at End is checked in the menu before you add any attachments. If it isn't checked, select it.

  4. Select Format > Make Plain Text.

  5. Write the email with attachments.

Unfortunately, this doesn't always work, and it requires extra effort. If it doesn't work for you, or you don't want to sent email in plain text, try clicking and dragging the attachment to the bottom of the email, or manually place all the attachments at the bottom after the text is written.

Attach a File at the End of a MacOS Email

The Mail application in macOS always places images inline where you insert them; however, you can click on the file and simply drag it to the bottom of the message. You also can rearrange the order of the attachments by clicking and dragging. This solution takes just seconds.