This morning I was trying to find a particular email in Apple Mail and decided to sort all my emails by attachment – so it would list from largest number of attachments to smallest.
I was surprised to see this:
I did a quick experiment, and it seems that once you get past 60 attachments in an email, the display shows “lots”. It seems to occur in Snow Leopard and Leopard, so maybe this has been around for a long time – it is rare to get so many attachments in one email, so I’m not surprised I hadn’t seen this before.
Apple has even internationalised this – so in Japanese, for example, you get:
Not sure why they chose 60 as the cut-off point (or why they had to have a cut-off point). I would have thought they’d have gone for 64, and that was what I was expecting as I added more and more items to a draft email to test. But still, it was funny and brought a smile to my face this morning.
Oh, and Happy New Year everyone!