Hello grandpaw7. I hope that like me and as your name infers, we are both grandpa's? What email program are you using? Microsoft Outlook has a draconian thingee that stops access to attachments. There are a couple of ways around it. The first and best is to get youself a copy of Firefox. It is a better browser and has an inbuilt email program. The second do a search on Google for a little app called "attachment options", when installing follow the instructions and you should be okay.
I got an email from a friend that had two attachments, described in the email as follows:
Attachment : Anti-Road_Rage.wmv (1.01 MB), 1Anti-Theft.wmv (2.20 MB. (Hotmail's Trend and my AVG both okayed them.)
When I clicked on each of these, I was able to download the graphics they contained.
When I went to forward the email to another friend (and to myself to check how it came out), that email showed the following as an attachment:
Attachments: message5.txt(< 0.01 MB)
When I clicked on that attachment and downloaded and opened, I got a blank Notepad page. (The email to me had not text other than the gobbablygook in the heading.)
I'm just wondering why the email I sent didn't give access to the attachments I received? And I'm wondering what I should have done in order that my friend get the attachments?
I'm not interested in these particular attachments. But I just want to see if I can understand what happened in order to educate myself about such matters for future use.