Encoding for mail attachments for PCs

in macOS edited January 2014
OSX is making me feel like a real newbie. In the mail app I cant figure where I can change encoding / compression settings for attachments. I've checked the prefs but they dont seem to offer this choice. Can anyone help? Its late and my mind is mince <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" />

[ 04-21-2002: Message edited by: jimdad ]</p>


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    You can't. They feel its too confusing for us so there will NEVER be any encoding choices. Its all automatic but pretty much everything is sent via AppleDouble which causes problems for PC users. The only thing you could do is use a program like File Buddy to strip out the resource fork before attaching the file. If someone could write a simple app or contexual menu that performs this task I would pay for it. I don't want to buy File Buddy if I'm only going to use one feature. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
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    r. h.r. h. Posts: 56member
    You don't need File Buddy to strip the resource fork; there's a tiny little program called <a href="http://www.macinsearch.com/infomac2/disk/res-fork-killer-140.html"; target="_blank">ResFork Killer</a> designed specifically for that.

    A bit of irony: I've been using version 1.0 of ResFork Killer for years, and it's never hiccuped or had any issues of any kind -- so I never even knew that there was a newer version until you happened to mention your need here. Now that's rock solid programming!
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