The Bottom Line
- Attachment Scanner Plugin for Mail alerts you when you promise but do not deliver a file attachment
- Seamless integration with Mac OS X Mail makes Attachment Scanner Plugin invisible most of the time
- Attachment Scanner Plugin for Mail supports multiple languages
- Attachment Scanner Plugin for Mail does not offer to attach a file right away, then send
- Installation and removal must happen by hand
- You cannot configure the words that trigger Attachment Scanner Plugin to look for attachments
- Attachment Scanner Plugin for Mail alerts you when you send a message without promised attachments.
- The plugin looks for a number of keywords and for attachments to go with them.
- Attachment Scanner Plugin supports a number of languages and tries to match the spell checker.
- Attachment Scanner Plugin for Mail supports Mac OS X 10.4/5 (on Intel Macs).
Guide Review - Attachment Scanner Plugin for Mail 0.9.7 - Mac OS X Mail Add-On
If Attachment Scanner Plugin finds certain keywords — "attachment", "attached", and "attaching" — in a message after you have clicked Send but no attached files to go with these promising words, you get another chance to include the files mentioned. The alert only lets you cancel the sending operation, not attach and send immediately, but that's a minor concern, especially given Attachment Scanner Plugin's smart handling of different languages.
Not only does Attachment Scanner Plugin understand your references to attached files in a number of languages, it will also try to adapt its keywords to the language you used for spell checking.
Of course, it might still be nice if the list of words could be edited outside the Attachment Scanner Plugin source — or if the recognition of file references could be made smarter still and include expressions that do not encompass "attach", for example.