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What's new in the recent updates

version 3.1.14b8 2014/7/2 (2 MB)

  • Pre-release build for OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Ignore if you do not plan to install OS X Mavericks.
  • compatibility with the OS X 10.9.4 (Mail 7.3 and Message 7.3) update to the same extent as previous pre-release builds

version 3.1.14b7 2014/5/16 (2 MB)

  • Pre-release build for OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Ignore if you do not plan to install OS X Mavericks.
  • bugfixes: several crashing bugs concerning both Mavericks and earlier OS X versions
  • compatibility with the OS X 10.9.3 (Mail 7.3) update to the same extent as previous pre-release builds

version 3.1.14b6 2014/2/26 (2 MB)

  • Pre-release build for OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Ignore if you do not plan to install OS X Mavericks.
  • compatibility with the OS X 10.9.2 (Mail 7.2) update to the same extent as previous pre-release builds

version 3.1.14b5 2013/12/17 (2 MB)

  • Pre-release build for OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Ignore if you do not plan to install OS X Mavericks.
  • compatibility with the OS X 10.9.1 (Mail 7.1) update to the same extent as previous pre-release builds

version 3.1.14b4 2013/11/1 (2 MB)

  • Pre-release build for OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Ignore if you do not plan to install OS X Mavericks.
  • compatibility with a new Apple Mail seed (build 1822)

version 3.1.14b3 2013/10/29 (2 MB)

  • Pre-release build for OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Ignore if you do not plan to install OS X Mavericks.
  • compatibility with the variant of OS X 10.9 Mavericks pre-installed on new MacBook Pros
  • bugfix: ”Show hidden attachments“ clashed with signed messages

version 3.1.14b2 2013/10/27 (2 MB)

  • Pre-release build for OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Ignore if you do not plan to install OS X Mavericks.
  • fixed a bug that made message contents display as attachments on non-English localizations

version 3.1.14b1 2013/10/27 (2 MB)

  • Pre-release build for OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Ignore if you do not plan to install OS X Mavericks.
  • partial functionality on OS X 10.9 Mavericks

version 3.1.13 2013/7/30 (2 MB)

  • preliminary compatibility with the upcoming OS X 10.8.5 update (Mail 6.6 and Message 6.6)
  • bugfix: crashes on displaying some complex or malformed messages
  • compatibility with GPGMail plug-in version 2

version 3.1.12 2013/6/26 (2 MB)

  • new advanced option to forward embedded messages via rules
  • workaround for installation problems when permissions are incorrect
  • workaround for Launchd problems (errors during installation, inability to check updates, enter code)

version 3.1.11 2013/5/10 (2 MB)

  • new experimental option for fixing text encoding problems in compatible format settings
  • new advanced option for preferred text encoding for OS X 10.7 and later (akin to NSPreferredMailCharset)
  • compatibility with the OS X 10.8.4 update (Mail 6.5 and Message 6.5)
  • bugfix: crashes when displaying some encrypted messages
  • better error reporting and other minor improvements

version 3.1.10 2013/3/1 (2 MB)

  • bugfix: Mail plug-ins sometimes were not enabled during installation
  • bugfix: email and attachment formatting with encryption or signing on
  • bugfix: aspect ratio of resized portrait images embedded in HTML
  • bugfix: registration and update checking when Library/Mail is encrypted or located on a different volume
  • other minor bugfixes

version 3.1.9 2013/1/6 (2 MB)

  • supports Mac OS X 10.6—10.8, drops Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard” support
  • bugfix: images sometimes were not resized regardless of settings
  • bugfix: installation for multiple users would rarely fail and recommend restarting
  • improved registration code entry

version 3.1.7Leopard 2013/1/6 (2.1 MB)

  • free release for owners of Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard” (unsupported in newer versions of Attachment Tamer).

Update 2013/1/13: I am sorry for the incorrect free registration code for this version in the initial release, please redownload it to get a valid one.

version 3.1.8 2012/9/20 (2.1 MB)

  • compatibility with Security Update 2012-004 for Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Mail 4.6 and Message 4.6).8

version 3.1.7 2012/9/9 (2.1 MB)

  • improved handling of images in signatures on OS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8

version 3.1.6 2012/8/17 (2.1 MB)

  • bugfix: file size limits for displaying as icons when composing did not work on OS X 10.8
  • bugfix: Insert as Icons did not work on OS X 10.8
  • bugfix: attachments could be dropped if inserted at the very beginning of a message
  • .m4a attachments are now identified as audio even with incorrect MIME type
  • many other minor bugfixes and improvements

version 3.1.5 2012/7/29 (2.1 MB)

  • bugfix: site license registration on OS X 10.8
  • bugfix: images in signatures sometimes did not display correctly on OS X 10.8

version 3.1.4 2012/7/25 (2.1 MB)

  • compatible with OS X 10.8 “Mountain Lion” (Mail 6.0)
  • also still compatible with Mac OS X 10.7, 10.6 and 10.5 including PowerPC Macs
  • improved handling of AppleDouble files (usually Mac files with custom icons)
  • improved error handling for installer and registration
  • option to display full attachment names now works reliably with Asian characters
  • various other bugfixes and improvements
  • code-signed by an Apple-issued certificate

version 3.1.3 2012/7/11 (2 MB)

  • compatibility with the Mac OS X 10.7.5 update (Mail 5.3 and Message 5.3)

version 3.1.2 2012/6/17 (2 MB)

  • the option to show hidden attachments now works better with more complex messages
  • the “application downloaded from the Internet” messages no longer show up
  • better compatibility with other Apple Mail plug-ins
  • bugfix: interaction with the stationery feature
  • bugfix (another): crashes after sending a message on Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6
  • other minor bugfixes and improvements

version 3.1.1 2012/6/5 (1.9 MB)

  • bugfix: crashes after sending a message on Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6

version 3.1 2012/6/5 (1.9 MB)

  • outgoing messages now have better compatibility with Outlook Express and other clients
  • outgoing messages with embedded images now always have correct formatting
  • “Forward as Attachment” now complies with RFC 1521, compatible with Tunderbird and other clients
  • option to show hidden attachments (formerly a hidden option)
  • new option to send regular attachments only
  • new option to forward complete messages as attachments when forwarding via rules
  • bugfix: formatting: line breaks and links
  • bugfix: opening pref pane via menu

2012/2/3

Attachment Tamer 3.0.10 supports Mac OS X 10.7.3 (Mail 5.2). If your installation was deactivated by the last Mac OS X update, please download and install the current version of Attachment Tamer.

version 3.0.10 2012/1/4 (1.8 MB)

  • bugfix: authentication errors when attempting to register a site license

version 3.0.9 2011/12/22 (1.9 MB)

  • bugfix: erroneous messages that multiple copies of the plug-in are installed
  • Note to PowerPC users: PowerPC support added back. Sorry for temporarily making available just Intel-only builds. Please redownload!

version 3.0.8 2011/12/22 (1.7 MB)

  • compatibility with the Mac OS X 10.7.3 update (Mail 5.2)
  • the Show hidden attachments hidden option works again on Mac OS X 10.7
  • more reliable behavior if several copies of Attachment Tamer are installed by mistake
  • more reliable update checking
  • other minor bugfixes and improvements

version 3.0.7 2011/8/30 (1.9 MB)

  • compatibility with the Mac OS X 10.7.2 update (Mail 5.1 and Message 5.1)
  • bugfix: placeholders were sometimes missing when using plain text
  • bugfix: image-only messages often were not sent correctly (Mac OS X 10.7)
  • bugfix: drafts did not preserve attachment state

version 3.0.6 2011/7/23 (1.9 MB)

  • fixed issues with attachments inserted from iCal, Address Book, and other applications in Mac OS X 10.7
  • fixed issues with attachments dragged from other messages
  • extended help

2011/7/20

Attachment Tamer and some other plug-ins for Mail already support Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. Nevertheless, you will most likely need to reinstall them after upgrading because Mail will disable all plug-ins when migrating your account to Lion.

version 3.0.5 2011/7/6 (2 MB)

  • compatibility with Mac OS X 10.7 “Lion” (GM release)
  • other minor improvements

2011/6/27

The current version of Attachment Tamer supports the recently released Mac OS X 10.6.8 update. The update does not break Mail plug-in compatibility.

version 3.0.4 2011/4/22 (2 MB)

  • regular release for Mac OS X 10.5/6, doubles as a beta for Mac OS X 10.7 “Lion”
  • updated help
  • bugfixes: crashes when sending, other minor problems

version 3.0.3 2011/4/2 (2 MB)

  • possibility to reset settings to factory defaults
  • option to launch Mail after installing or updating
  • updated help and other minor changes
  • bugfix: replying to messages with attachments in Mac OS X 10.5 (broken in v3.0.2)

version 3.0.2 2011/3/29 (1.9 MB)

  • untitled attached messages are automatically named according to their subject
  • bugfix: some attachments in complex or malformed messages were not displayed
  • bugfix: “Insert attachments: As icons/In place” affected incoming messages Mac OS X 10.5

2011/3/22

Attachment Tamer 3.0.1 supports Mac OS X 10.6.7 (Mail 4.5 and Message 4.5). If your installation of Mail Attachments Iconizer has been disabled by the Mac OS X update, please install Attachment Tamer: it's a free update for all registered users of Iconizer.

version 3.0.1 2011/3/18 (1.9 MB)

  • improved handling of images in malformed HTML messages
  • bugfix: “Insert attachments: As icons” now applies to PDFs as well
  • bugfix: “Show attachments at the top of message” checkbox shows correct state
  • bugfix: “Show hidden attachments” (hidden option) works on Mac OS X 10.6

version 3.0 2011/3/7 (2.4 MB)

  • free update for all registered users of Mail Attachments Iconizer 1.x or 2.x
  • ability to send messages fully compatible with Microsoft Outlook, Exchange and other software
  • new options for composing
  • new option to show attachment at the top of message
  • whole domains can now be added to the list of exceptions
  • improved interface
  • preliminary compatibility with the upcoming Mac OS X 10.6.7 update (Mail 4.5 and Message 4.5)
  • updated readme and help
  • new icon and name

version 2.2.3 2011/2/28 (1.4 MB)

  • compatibility with the variant of Mac OS X 10.6.6 specific to the new MacBook Pros (Message 4.4.1)

version 2.2.2 2011/1/26 (1.4 MB)

  • proper handling of regular image attachments in all incoming HTML messages
  • fixes a bug that resulted in “ATT000x” attachments in some messages with complex formatting

2011/1/7

The current version of Mail Attachments Iconizer supports the recently released Mac OS X 10.6.6 update. The update does not break Mail plug-in compatibility.

version 2.2.1 2010/11/26 (1.4 MB)

  • fixes a bug that prevented the preferences panel from displaying on Mac OS X 10.5

version 2.2 2010/11/25 (1.4 MB)

  • new options for audio and video files and for attached email messages
  • new option to always view files from specific senders in place
  • new option to set default size for automatic image resizing
  • reorganized preferences
  • possibility to unregister
  • small improvements in the Installer and elsewhere
  • updated readme and help
  • correctly displays sent messages when the option to view images in HTML layouts as icons is turned on
  • workaround for a bug in Mail that causes rich text messages without formatting to be sent as plain text

version 2.1.11 2010/8/26 (1.2 MB)

  • compatibility with the Mac OS X 10.6.5 update (Mail 4.4 and Message 4.4)
  • proper handling of images embedded in HTML messages with “attachment” content disposition
  • improved registration interface, lost code retrieval

version 2.1.10 2010/6/20 (1.2 MB)

  • attachments inserted using commands in external applications (iPhoto, Preview, …) are handled properly again
  • attachments dragged to Mail icon in Mac OS X 10.5.8 are handled properly again
  • workaround for a bug in Safari 5.0 update that causes black background around attachments
  • updated built-in/online help

version 2.1.9 2010/6/5 (1.2 MB)

  • images in signatures now displayed in place by default and their state (can be changed via contextual menu) is saved
  • fixes problems with uppercase MIME field values (unusually formatted messages)
  • no longer interferes with nested messages from winmail.dat extracted by the Letter Opener plug-in
  • compatibility with the Mac OS X 10.6.4 update (Mail 4.3 and Message 4.3)

version 2.1.8 2010/3/21 (1.2 MB)

  • fixes a bug that caused “squished” images on Mac OS X 10.5.8 when using rich text
  • fixes a memory-management bug on Mac OS X 10.5.8, which kept attachment files open
  • various interface improvements

version 2.1.7 2010/3/8 (1.2 MB)

  • fixes the invisible audio and video attachment bug on 32-bit Intel processors
  • fixes interaction with the stationery feature in Mac OS X 10.6
  • fixes problems with resized images in drafts in Mac OS X 10.5
  • numerous other minor improvements and corrections
  • audio and video files now attached as icons by default in Mac OS X 10.6

version 2.1.6 2009/11/10 (1.6 MB)

  • Mac OS X 10.6.2 compatibility

version 2.1.5 2009/9/26 (1.1 MB)

  • Mac OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard” compatibility (10.5 compatibility retained, 10.4 dropped)
  • better handling of web pages sent from Safari
  • the option for text files now also applies to messages sent as attachments
  • fixed all-user installation with FileVault home directories
  • on Mac OS X 10.6: installation for all users now enables the plug-in for all users
  • on Mac OS X 10.6: fixed manual in-place viewing of attachments in incoming messages
  • other minor improvements

version 2.1.4 2008/9/30 (1 MB)

  • removes superfluous empty HTML attachments inserted by Mail (visible in Outlook and Thunderbird)
  • fixed a bug that caused a CPU usage increase under rare circumstances
  • minor stability and interface improvements

version 2.1.3 2008/8/5 (1 MB)

  • fixed all-user installation with NFS home directories or when setuid bit not supported
  • several common Mail problems now covered by built-in/online help

version 2.1.2 2008/4/21 (1 MB)

  • better compatibility with the Spaces feature in Mac OS X 10.5
  • more reliable installation and removal

version 2.1.1 2008/3/3 (1 MB)

  • fixed the behavior of image resizing
  • improved online help
  • several smaller improvements and fixes

version 2.1 2007/12/17 (1.2 MB)

  • new option to always display full attachment names
  • new option to iconize images in HTML layouts of incoming messages (requires Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard”)
  • printing of attachments according to how they are currently displayed on the screen
  • better recognition of images without filename extension
  • more reliable fix of interaction with the stationery feature in Leopard

version 2.0.2 2007/11/29 (1.1 MB)

  • even images in outgoing rich (HTML) messages can now be iconized (also solves the zoomed image problem in Leopard)
  • correct dimming of the “View in Place” menu item for multi-page PDFs
  • fixed a bug that caused additional reminders to upgrade a license
  • workaround for a bug in Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard” that might have caused a site license registration to be ignored
  • other minor compatibility improvements

version 2.0.1 2007/11/2 (678 KB)

  • fixed a bug that sometimes prevented rich text messages from being sent (thanks to Jan Almeroth and Enzo Vitale for reporting)
  • fixed interaction with the stationery feature in Leopard

version 2.0 2007/10/28 (655 KB)

  • fine-grained setup based on file type and size
  • text/HTML file iconization
  • setting content disposition for outgoing mail
  • built-in and online help
  • automatic checking for updates
  • improved installation and uninstallation (available directly from Apple Mail Preferences)
  • Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard” compatibility