Thread: Mail.app 4.2 shrank my jpgs
03-11-2010, 12:34 AM #1Mail.app 4.2 shrank my jpgs
I am trying to go to as many native mac apps as I can - starting with Safari, now Mail.app. I just imported my address books, set the format to plaintext and after a bit of trial and error got my IMAP settings to work with lavabit.com.
I sent my brother two jpgs that were 90k each. When they arrived in his inbox they were tiny almost thumbnails.
Is there a shrinkage setting I'm not aware of?
On another note, why do email apps tend to want to cache everything to the local disk? Using IMAP that is the last thing I want to happen. Especially since somebody scared me into disabling FileVault, if somebody steals this machine they would have access to all my email on the local disk. I manually put my password each time I open Mail - I guess I'm old school.
So how do I know whether or not Mail deleted all those messages off the drive despite having it set correctly?
Below you will see two pictures and a screenshot. The screenshot is how I have my email configured. The other two are actually the same picture, but the smaller one (jpeg) was sent through Mail...
03-11-2010, 07:38 AM #2
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Mail doesn't have the ability to resize photos one way or another, so that's not what's happening. How are you adding these pictures to your mail message, and from where?
As for security, hopefully it was me that scared you off Filevault!
But if you have some sensitive files you want to protect, you can easily create an encrypted disk image via Disk Utility. As for Passwords, there are plenty of utilities for storing those securely, including 1Password.
03-11-2010, 05:33 PM #3Never ask a man what computer he uses. If it's a Mac, he'll tell you.
If it's not, why embarrass him?'"
..: (Tom Clancy)
03-11-2010, 06:18 PM #4
I know about the dmgs and their encryption capability - there is a similar feature with TrueCrypt but the files themselves can by dynamic.
05-03-2010, 05:42 AM #5
IMAP settings to work with lavabit.com
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But you are living proof that it can be done! Please...
05-03-2010, 05:53 AM #6
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My mail has always been at actual size and has never changed. Not sure what caused it to be set to small but that does not sound normal and I use mail on many different macs. Strange but glad you got it sorted.
Not to scare you or anything, but there have been threads here in the past where users lost everything and were using Filevault. I have not seen a thread in ages but it's happened in the past....Dennis
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