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Strange attachment

Having pasted an abstract from a scientific site on the net (Elsevier is the biggest disseminator of sc. articles in the world)into a message (OE) for a humour research group, I found, when I was about to send it, that an attachment - 117kb gif - had been added. I did an Adaware, Spybot, AVG and full Panda scan. Nothing. I copied and pasted the message into a new window and sent it. I did not look at the attachment and deleated the message I had prepared.

Now, I have noticed that when I save articles off the net the graphics are often saved in a seperate file from the HTML text and I wonder if the attachment was the gif background to the abstract. (My default mode is plain text in OE)

However, I have not noticed that such a thing has happened in OE before.

Anyone any explanations or ideas.


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That's correct. When saving a file as HTML, the picture files will be separated out. That's how HTML works. It's only a "text" file with an HTML file extension and it "calls" for the pictures from the directory that it resides in, or on internet sites, it calls from a remote location. (You can text this by changing the file extension of HTML files to .txt, then open them with Notepad. You'll see all of the HTML coding.)

In e-mail, it's similar. The picture may appear to be located in the message frame, IF you're using HTML mail, but it should be saved in the "attachment" section. And particularly when using "Text" mail, the picture will be placed as an attachment.

Hope this helps.


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(NT) (NT) Cheers Grif.

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