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Can't send small pics

by transkansas / March 2, 2007 2:29 PM PST

I've a week old Dell which came with Vista, Microsoft Office Outlook, and a McAfee Antivirus pkg. Now I can't seem to forward any pics at all. Doesn't matter if it's a cartoon, an animation, or a humorous photo that's making the rounds. I've been digging and digging and can't figure out what to "turn off" or adjust to be able to send these. The Microsoft firewall is disabled, McAfee's is enabled. Thx for any help you can offer...

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Are you using an email program?
by PudgyOne / March 2, 2007 5:41 PM PST
In reply to: Can't send small pics

If so, which one? If using a webserver, which one?

It's probably just a setting.


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by transkansas / March 2, 2007 9:44 PM PST

E-mail is a component of Oullook. Our server is Cox Communications. I assume it's a setting, but in my digging, I've not figured out what that setting is or with which program.

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Did You Check This Setting?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 3, 2007 3:56 AM PST
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You didn't mention the exact version of Outlook you've got installed but on Outlook 2002, in order for attachments to go with a forwarded message, open Outlook, click on "Tools", choose "Options", then the "Preferences" tab, then the "E-mail Options" button. In the "E-mail Options" window, look to the "On replies and forwards" section and make sure the "When forwarding messages" line reads "Attach the original message.

Another thought comes to mind.. If the pictures are embedded in the body of the mail, the only way the picture will correctly be forwarded is to format your mail as HTML instead of "Plain text". That particular option is selected in the "Mail Format" tab instead of the "Preferences" tab.

Hope this helps.


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Still stuck..more suggestions?
by transkansas / March 3, 2007 5:59 AM PST

The format is HTML. Beneath that "Use Microsoft Office Word 2003 to edit e-mail messages" is selected. The second option is "Use Microsoft Office Word 2003 to read Rich Text e-mail messages." I don't know what this second, unchecked item means.

I did click on Internet Format. Then "When an HTML message contains pictures located onthe Internet, send a copy of the pictures instead of their reference to the location," is checked. There is also a drop-down bar with "Convert to HTML format" selected.

One thing that's not selected in that window is, "Encode attachments in UUENCODE format when sending a plain text message." Maybe I should check that?? I don't know what a UUENCODE format is, tho.

Again, thx.

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