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e-mailing pics

by pluto45 / February 24, 2004 10:20 AM PST

Hi- I want to send pictures in my e-mails, however,
I want to send them through my favorite e-mail site.
When I try to send them the msn hotmail window pops up. How do I change (in internet options) my 'hotmail'
(used forjunk mail)
to the site I want to use for e-mail? Please don't tell me msn is 'strong arming' me. thanks,pluto45

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Re:e-mailing pics
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 24, 2004 1:36 PM PST
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Whenever posting questions on these forums, please give us as much information as possible about your computer. We need the operating system, processor speed, amount of RAM installed, and in your case, the e-mail program you're trying to use to send mail. The more information you give us, the better informed our answer will be.

Apparently, Hotmail is your default mail. Have you tried changing that ? Open the Control Panel, then double click on the "Internet Options" icon. When that opens, click on the "Programs" tab. When that opens, in the "E-mail" line, use the drop down arrow to select your chosen e-mail program. Click on "Apply", then OK.

Hope this helps.


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Re:Re:e-mailing pics
by pluto45 / February 25, 2004 12:11 AM PST
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Grif- Thanks for responding. I tried your suggestion,
however it seems that I either get 'hotmail or outlook express' I'd like to change it but don't know how to type in what I want. This is aggrevating. Do I have to go into the 'bowels' of my computer? There has to be something. By the way, my OS is Win XP,
256mb. Thanks

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Re:Re:Re:e-mailing pics
by Cursorcowboy / February 25, 2004 12:25 AM PST
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it seems that I either get 'hotmail or outlook express' I'd like to change it but don't know how to type in what I want.

Based on which of the two you want, you would highlight either of them so they show bolded on the display line. After deciding which, click Apply and then OK to close the applet. Note however that if Outlook Express has never been setup as the mailer you will have to contact your ISP for the necessary information.

Bill Gaston
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Pluto, As Was Asked Earlier....Which E-mail Program Are You Trying To Use ?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 25, 2004 1:20 AM PST
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If neither Outlook Express, or Hotmail is the correct one, then which one??. If it's not listed in the "default" e-mail location, then apparently, you haven't got it "installed" on the machine and if it's a web mail program, then it may not be available for the type of fix you're looking for.

Most webmail types require you to open their webpage, then insert attachments, such as pictures, while on their e-mail page. It sounds like you're trying to send the pictures by RIGHT clicking them, then choosing the "Send Mail" option. If it's web mail, then that option may not be available.

Hope this helps and let us know.


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 24, 2004 9:39 PM PST
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Frankly, there are far too many pitfalls in such an email system. Unlike POP3/SMTP email systems, WEB BASED EMAIL is not standards based as to how the EMAIL CLIENT has to interact.

As such, there appears to be nothing wrong (except our expectations) and if you use some POP3/SMTP EMAIL, then the send picture would function.

For now, you get to open a new email in hotmail and attach the picture to send.


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