[OS X TeX] Mathematics in e-mail

Mark Smith mark at bbprojects.net
Sun Nov 21 09:02:04 EST 2004

David Oliver wrote:

>lead me to wonder about the integrity of pdf  pastes into in e-mail. 
>I've had experience with pdf pastes removed from the body and 
>reconfigured as attachments by the mail system..
>Does anyone know about the persistence and robustness of pdf pastes?

I see you are using Apple Mail. This does some tricks that take advantage of the capabilities of the Message Views, but AFAIK it properly adds alll such "apparent pastes" as MIME parts to the message. A PDF is pretty safe/robust as a MIME part.

The only issue I have heard of is that some other mailers can truncate the display of messages after the first such "pasted attachment" occurs. Can't remember which clients were involved.

The best solutions are probably: "normal" use of attachments (if you want to paste or drag them in, do it after the end of the message), post a link to a web page, or use something like iStorm.

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