Attachments appearing as inline text

Certain attachments that I receive in Mail appear as inline text. This makes it impossible to save the attachment and open it in another program.
The most aggravating is .cpp files. These contents of these attached files all appear as inline text, one after another. If I want to work with these files, I have to figure out where the division between files is, copy and paste everything before that division into a new file, and fix the formatting line-by-line. How frustrating.
Please help me stop this behavior, or at least tell me a way to ALSO save the files, or something. Otherwise I'll have to change email clients, and I've gotten so used to Mail.

What computer and email client is the sender using to send these to you? I am guessing they are being sent in a message with Rich Text Format, or HTML and becoming "involved"? Some servers might even cause this, especially if SPAM filtering is in force.
Is the last header about attachments? Is there a black triangle beside this final header, and are there Save and Slideshow buttons?
More info, please.

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