Hello. I would love to adjust mail settings so when plain links get added they remain plain links instead of instantly changing to what I am calling “image links”. I’ve not found how to do so. How can that change be implemented?
I am adding a couple of screenshots from inside the body of an email of the behavior I am referring to.
Apple calls these “rich previews”, and this was added to Mail in Ventura.
I didn’t know that because I don’t see it — and I suspect it’s because my default is to send plaintext email. I haven’t confirmed this.
I did see one work-around posted on the Apple forums:
“pressing ⌘K, pasting the URL into the the text field and clicking OK will insert the URL as a link without converting it into a ‘preview’. Without leaving the keyboard it’s ⌘K, ⌘V, return – faster than clicking the arrow and converting it back that way.”
You could also try this command in the Mac terminal app. I think this has been mentioned in the MPU forum, but I don’t recall where.
defaults write com.apple.mail DisableInlineAttachmentViewing -boolean yes