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October 15, 2010
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Ted Kelly
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what email program can i use so that pictures are visible as soon as the email  is opened.  Do you refer to it as “inline” ?  Thanks tk

October 15, 2010
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I use Mozilla Thunderbird for my mail.  On the view menu, I select Display attachments inline.

 

I looked up the procedure for Outlook.  I had some emails with pictures.  Go to Tools – Trust Center – Automatic Download and deselect (uncheck) “Don't download pictures automatically in HTML e-mail messages or RSS items”.  If yu only want pictures from some sources, modify the selections under this selection.

 

Al

October 16, 2010
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Thanks Al, I'll give thunderbird a try.  TK

October 17, 2010
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If you use Outlook, I believe you're talking about 'Embed' rather than 'Attach'  The command is Insert Picture, rather than Insert Attach File.  You will see the picture in the body of the email. 

Very few email programs allow this.  It can be done with Gmail if you enable the Lab option to 'Insert Images'.

Tell us what email program you use and we can help more.

What Al is referring to has to do with your receiving emails with pictures.  I'm talking about when you want to send an email with a picture.

Let us know.

October 17, 2010
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Hi Chris:  I use Yahoo for my email.  I also have accounts with windows livw and gmail..  I will use whatever program that will work or one that you recommend.  Thanks TK

October 18, 2010
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So, is it the ability to embed a picture in an email you’re *sending* that you are looking for?

If so, check out this article on How to Insert an image in Yahoo email.  The only trick is that the image needs to be on a web server, not your computer.  So, you would need to upload it somewhere like Picasa web album, or MS Live skydrive, or …

October 18, 2010
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Thanks Chris:  From your answer I would gather that what I was missing was uploading the picture to a web album.  I will try to do that.  Thanks a lot,  Ted

October 18, 2010
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See this article for some more detail on using a web album photo elsewhere.  It's specifically about screenshots, but it applies to other pictures as well.

Posting a screenshot from a web album

And then there's this video:

Using Web Album photos in other websites

November 1, 2010
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I just got my new computer with the Win7 operating system.  It doesn't come with email software.  I used Windows Mail with Vista.  So I'm trying Thunderbird.  It is actually quite nice.  I have Comcast and Gmail addresses and I prefer to download all my email into one program.  So Thunderbird seems the choice.   Of course, the emails also goes to my Driod X.

 

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November 1, 2010
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Why not just use Gmail for everything?

That's what we do.  Gmail also works offline … and it can fetch all your email from whatever other addresses you have.  I find it very nice to use the same software – Gmail – on the web, on my computer, and on my Droid.  Just 3 different doorways going to the same content.

Thunderbird may be fine, I just haven't used it. 

The replacement for Outlook Express which used to come with Windows, is Windows Live Mail.  You download it with the rest of the Windows Live software at http://explore.live.com/window…..l?os=other

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