I've found the "magic setting" in Thunderbird that forces attachments to
be inline. Normally, text and picture attachments are inlined, but you
can force Thunderbird to attach them as attachments by going to the
Tools menu, Click Options, Select the Advanced tab, click "Config
Editor...". Filter for "mail.content_disposition_type", double-click
that preference, and change the value from 0 to 1.
I have changed my setting and so all future patches from me should be
attached as attachments. If you see one that is not, please speak up!
>> Could you resubmit this patch against GIT as an attachment. It is hard
>> to extract patch from Gmail when they are not attached.
> It is a pain ... but it is doable. Here's how I do it ... the trick
> being to use the "show original" option in Gmail.
> When viewing a mail message, click on the small blue triangle next to
> the "Reply" link in the upper right corner of the e-mail pane. That
> offers the "Show Original" option, so click on it. A new window will
> open up with the original e-mail complete with almost all headers.
> Use your browser "File>Save-Page-As" option to save it somewere.
> For some odd reason the "Original" format does not include a
> "From " header ... so it isn't quite in "mbox" format. You need
> to replace line 1 (which for possibly some other strange reason
> consists of 255 spaces) with something that looks like an
> Mbox "From" line.
> Now you have an mbox file that "git-am" will accept.
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