Outlook Express

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I am running outlook express in Windows XP SP2. Quite frequently images in
emails are replaced by a large box with a small red x in the upper left
corner. I have unchecked the appropriate box in the security tab under
'Options' in the 'Tools' pull down menue of Outlook Express. I still can not
get certain images. It would seem that most often this problem occuts in
email that has been forwarded to me. Any resolution would be greatly
appreciated!

Joan
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Where the pictures actually sent with the email?
    File, Properties, Details tab, Message Source
    Are there several lines of code at the end of Message Source?

    Or File, Properties, what is the size of the email?
    --
    Ron Sommer


    "JoanInGA" <JoanInGA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:75F4DF88-4D53-4423-91B8-86CD50AF17DD@microsoft.com...
    >I am running outlook express in Windows XP SP2. Quite frequently images in
    > emails are replaced by a large box with a small red x in the upper left
    > corner. I have unchecked the appropriate box in the security tab under
    > 'Options' in the 'Tools' pull down menue of Outlook Express. I still can
    > not
    > get certain images. It would seem that most often this problem occuts in
    > email that has been forwarded to me. Any resolution would be greatly
    > appreciated!
    >
    > Joan
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    The pictures WERE NOTsent as attachments, I think they were supposed to be
    embedded in the text portion of the email, but there are squares where the
    pictures should have been. I can get photos that are sent as attachments.
    There are many, many, many lines of code at the end of the message source,
    much of what appears to be HTML. Keep in mind that my knowledge of HTML is
    just enough to be dangerous but the last 100 lines or so would be HTML. FYI
    - Seems most of what I get that results in the red x is from the same source
    (person). Thanks for your help.


    "Ron Sommer" wrote:

    > Where the pictures actually sent with the email?
    > File, Properties, Details tab, Message Source
    > Are there several lines of code at the end of Message Source?
    >
    > Or File, Properties, what is the size of the email?
    > --
    > Ron Sommer
    >
    >
    > "JoanInGA" <JoanInGA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:75F4DF88-4D53-4423-91B8-86CD50AF17DD@microsoft.com...
    > >I am running outlook express in Windows XP SP2. Quite frequently images in
    > > emails are replaced by a large box with a small red x in the upper left
    > > corner. I have unchecked the appropriate box in the security tab under
    > > 'Options' in the 'Tools' pull down menue of Outlook Express. I still can
    > > not
    > > get certain images. It would seem that most often this problem occuts in
    > > email that has been forwarded to me. Any resolution would be greatly
    > > appreciated!
    > >
    > > Joan
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    P.S. You asked about the size of the email . . . it was 18 KB

    "Ron Sommer" wrote:

    > Where the pictures actually sent with the email?
    > File, Properties, Details tab, Message Source
    > Are there several lines of code at the end of Message Source?
    >
    > Or File, Properties, what is the size of the email?
    > --
    > Ron Sommer
    >
    >
    > "JoanInGA" <JoanInGA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:75F4DF88-4D53-4423-91B8-86CD50AF17DD@microsoft.com...
    > >I am running outlook express in Windows XP SP2. Quite frequently images in
    > > emails are replaced by a large box with a small red x in the upper left
    > > corner. I have unchecked the appropriate box in the security tab under
    > > 'Options' in the 'Tools' pull down menue of Outlook Express. I still can
    > > not
    > > get certain images. It would seem that most often this problem occuts in
    > > email that has been forwarded to me. Any resolution would be greatly
    > > appreciated!
    > >
    > > Joan
    >
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Pictures in an HTML message link to an attached picture or point to a Web
    site.
    What the message source has is text, link, text.
    It does not have text, picture, text. You see text, picture, text.

    This is a sample of code for a picture:
    Pl65eGbxJ2awj9FkWQLC1xUNBf48D0j47Hbl3/qOujEz6MiGtnd

    HTML code would be surrounded by <>.
    </FONT></DIV>
    --
    Ron Sommer

    "JoanInGA" <JoanInGA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:C545007D-51BD-4682-A1D5-461ECB75A4C0@microsoft.com...
    > The pictures WERE NOTsent as attachments, I think they were supposed to be
    > embedded in the text portion of the email, but there are squares where the
    > pictures should have been. I can get photos that are sent as attachments.
    > There are many, many, many lines of code at the end of the message source,
    > much of what appears to be HTML. Keep in mind that my knowledge of HTML
    > is
    > just enough to be dangerous but the last 100 lines or so would be HTML.
    > FYI
    > - Seems most of what I get that results in the red x is from the same
    > source
    > (person). Thanks for your help.
    >
    >
    > "Ron Sommer" wrote:
    >
    >> Where the pictures actually sent with the email?
    >> File, Properties, Details tab, Message Source
    >> Are there several lines of code at the end of Message Source?
    >>
    >> Or File, Properties, what is the size of the email?
    >> --
    >> Ron Sommer
    >>
    >>
    >> "JoanInGA" <JoanInGA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:75F4DF88-4D53-4423-91B8-86CD50AF17DD@microsoft.com...
    >> >I am running outlook express in Windows XP SP2. Quite frequently images
    >> >in
    >> > emails are replaced by a large box with a small red x in the upper left
    >> > corner. I have unchecked the appropriate box in the security tab under
    >> > 'Options' in the 'Tools' pull down menue of Outlook Express. I still
    >> > can
    >> > not
    >> > get certain images. It would seem that most often this problem occuts
    >> > in
    >> > email that has been forwarded to me. Any resolution would be greatly
    >> > appreciated!
    >> >
    >> > Joan
    >>
    >>
    >>
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Ron . . . I use HTML when I make changes to my web site and the last 100 or
    so lines are HTML, (identifying font size, color, bold, etc), but I don't see
    anything that looks like your sample of a typical image code. In the
    'General' information tab when you click 'Properties' under the 'File'
    pull-down menu it says: Attachments: None. Keep in mind that this is a
    forwarded message with images in the original email but when it is forwarded
    to me I get red x's instead of images.

    "Ron Sommer" wrote:

    > Pictures in an HTML message link to an attached picture or point to a Web
    > site.
    > What the message source has is text, link, text.
    > It does not have text, picture, text. You see text, picture, text.
    >
    > This is a sample of code for a picture:
    > Pl65eGbxJ2awj9FkWQLC1xUNBf48D0j47Hbl3/qOujEz6MiGtnd
    >
    > HTML code would be surrounded by <>.
    > </FONT></DIV>
    > --
    > Ron Sommer
    >
    > "JoanInGA" <JoanInGA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:C545007D-51BD-4682-A1D5-461ECB75A4C0@microsoft.com...
    > > The pictures WERE NOTsent as attachments, I think they were supposed to be
    > > embedded in the text portion of the email, but there are squares where the
    > > pictures should have been. I can get photos that are sent as attachments.
    > > There are many, many, many lines of code at the end of the message source,
    > > much of what appears to be HTML. Keep in mind that my knowledge of HTML
    > > is
    > > just enough to be dangerous but the last 100 lines or so would be HTML.
    > > FYI
    > > - Seems most of what I get that results in the red x is from the same
    > > source
    > > (person). Thanks for your help.
    > >
    > >
    > > "Ron Sommer" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Where the pictures actually sent with the email?
    > >> File, Properties, Details tab, Message Source
    > >> Are there several lines of code at the end of Message Source?
    > >>
    > >> Or File, Properties, what is the size of the email?
    > >> --
    > >> Ron Sommer
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "JoanInGA" <JoanInGA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:75F4DF88-4D53-4423-91B8-86CD50AF17DD@microsoft.com...
    > >> >I am running outlook express in Windows XP SP2. Quite frequently images
    > >> >in
    > >> > emails are replaced by a large box with a small red x in the upper left
    > >> > corner. I have unchecked the appropriate box in the security tab under
    > >> > 'Options' in the 'Tools' pull down menue of Outlook Express. I still
    > >> > can
    > >> > not
    > >> > get certain images. It would seem that most often this problem occuts
    > >> > in
    > >> > email that has been forwarded to me. Any resolution would be greatly
    > >> > appreciated!
    > >> >
    > >> > Joan
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    >
    >
    >
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    I didn't say image code.
    HTML image code would be this:
    <IMG alt="" hspace=0 src="C:\My Pictures\77.jpg" align=baseline
    border=0>
    A simple image would be:
    <IMG src="C:\My Pictures\77.jpg" >
    If the picture is on the Internet:
    <IMG src="http://agebb.missouri.edu/grph/smcommag.gif" >
    When an email is forwarded an image is given an id number:
    <IMG id=MA1.1122922564 height=351 alt=[]
    src="ATT-0-4B126BD9FD13064AB28F9614505F1766-ATT135012.jpg" width=468
    datasize="54565">

    If pictures are inserted, then they aren't listed as attachments.

    If the email size is 14 kb, then I doubt that the pictures were sent with
    the email.
    --
    Ron Sommer

    "JoanInGA" <JoanInGA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1EB0314E-8356-4EFE-8204-097E1F7826C0@microsoft.com...
    > Ron . . . I use HTML when I make changes to my web site and the last 100
    > or
    > so lines are HTML, (identifying font size, color, bold, etc), but I don't
    > see
    > anything that looks like your sample of a typical image code. In the
    > 'General' information tab when you click 'Properties' under the 'File'
    > pull-down menu it says: Attachments: None. Keep in mind that this is a
    > forwarded message with images in the original email but when it is
    > forwarded
    > to me I get red x's instead of images.
    >
    > "Ron Sommer" wrote:
    >
    >> Pictures in an HTML message link to an attached picture or point to a Web
    >> site.
    >> What the message source has is text, link, text.
    >> It does not have text, picture, text. You see text, picture, text.
    >>
    >> This is a sample of code for a picture:
    >> Pl65eGbxJ2awj9FkWQLC1xUNBf48D0j47Hbl3/qOujEz6MiGtnd
    >>
    >> HTML code would be surrounded by <>.
    >> </FONT></DIV>
    >> --
    >> Ron Sommer
    >>
    >> "JoanInGA" <JoanInGA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:C545007D-51BD-4682-A1D5-461ECB75A4C0@microsoft.com...
    >> > The pictures WERE NOTsent as attachments, I think they were supposed to
    >> > be
    >> > embedded in the text portion of the email, but there are squares where
    >> > the
    >> > pictures should have been. I can get photos that are sent as
    >> > attachments.
    >> > There are many, many, many lines of code at the end of the message
    >> > source,
    >> > much of what appears to be HTML. Keep in mind that my knowledge of
    >> > HTML
    >> > is
    >> > just enough to be dangerous but the last 100 lines or so would be HTML.
    >> > FYI
    >> > - Seems most of what I get that results in the red x is from the same
    >> > source
    >> > (person). Thanks for your help.
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "Ron Sommer" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Where the pictures actually sent with the email?
    >> >> File, Properties, Details tab, Message Source
    >> >> Are there several lines of code at the end of Message Source?
    >> >>
    >> >> Or File, Properties, what is the size of the email?
    >> >> --
    >> >> Ron Sommer
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> "JoanInGA" <JoanInGA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >> news:75F4DF88-4D53-4423-91B8-86CD50AF17DD@microsoft.com...
    >> >> >I am running outlook express in Windows XP SP2. Quite frequently
    >> >> >images
    >> >> >in
    >> >> > emails are replaced by a large box with a small red x in the upper
    >> >> > left
    >> >> > corner. I have unchecked the appropriate box in the security tab
    >> >> > under
    >> >> > 'Options' in the 'Tools' pull down menue of Outlook Express. I
    >> >> > still
    >> >> > can
    >> >> > not
    >> >> > get certain images. It would seem that most often this problem
    >> >> > occuts
    >> >> > in
    >> >> > email that has been forwarded to me. Any resolution would be
    >> >> > greatly
    >> >> > appreciated!
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Joan
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Ron,

    I have no problem getting anything that is sent as an attachment to an
    original email so we don't even need to go there. The problem exhists with
    forwarded email. There are no HTML image codes in the message source, but
    there are many lines of HTML text code . . . I have no doubt about this
    because I use it. And there are no links pointing to anything on the web . .
    .. I now how to identify these. However, as per your description of an image
    ID number ( I had no previous knowledge of image ID's) there are 3 or 4 of
    these in the Message Source intertwined with the HTML text code, hence (I
    would assume)a forwarded message with images and text combined. But I don't
    get the images or the text, just the boxes with the red squares. Hopes this
    helps . . . thanks again for your time.

    "Ron Sommer" wrote:

    > I didn't say image code.
    > HTML image code would be this:
    > <IMG alt="" hspace=0 src="C:\My Pictures\77.jpg" align=baseline
    > border=0>
    > A simple image would be:
    > <IMG src="C:\My Pictures\77.jpg" >
    > If the picture is on the Internet:
    > <IMG src="http://agebb.missouri.edu/grph/smcommag.gif" >
    > When an email is forwarded an image is given an id number:
    > <IMG id=MA1.1122922564 height=351 alt=[]
    > src="ATT-0-4B126BD9FD13064AB28F9614505F1766-ATT135012.jpg" width=468
    > datasize="54565">
    >
    > If pictures are inserted, then they aren't listed as attachments.
    >
    > If the email size is 14 kb, then I doubt that the pictures were sent with
    > the email.
    > --
    > Ron Sommer
    >
    > "JoanInGA" <JoanInGA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:1EB0314E-8356-4EFE-8204-097E1F7826C0@microsoft.com...
    > > Ron . . . I use HTML when I make changes to my web site and the last 100
    > > or
    > > so lines are HTML, (identifying font size, color, bold, etc), but I don't
    > > see
    > > anything that looks like your sample of a typical image code. In the
    > > 'General' information tab when you click 'Properties' under the 'File'
    > > pull-down menu it says: Attachments: None. Keep in mind that this is a
    > > forwarded message with images in the original email but when it is
    > > forwarded
    > > to me I get red x's instead of images.
    > >
    > > "Ron Sommer" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Pictures in an HTML message link to an attached picture or point to a Web
    > >> site.
    > >> What the message source has is text, link, text.
    > >> It does not have text, picture, text. You see text, picture, text.
    > >>
    > >> This is a sample of code for a picture:
    > >> Pl65eGbxJ2awj9FkWQLC1xUNBf48D0j47Hbl3/qOujEz6MiGtnd
    > >>
    > >> HTML code would be surrounded by <>.
    > >> </FONT></DIV>
    > >> --
    > >> Ron Sommer
    > >>
    > >> "JoanInGA" <JoanInGA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:C545007D-51BD-4682-A1D5-461ECB75A4C0@microsoft.com...
    > >> > The pictures WERE NOTsent as attachments, I think they were supposed to
    > >> > be
    > >> > embedded in the text portion of the email, but there are squares where
    > >> > the
    > >> > pictures should have been. I can get photos that are sent as
    > >> > attachments.
    > >> > There are many, many, many lines of code at the end of the message
    > >> > source,
    > >> > much of what appears to be HTML. Keep in mind that my knowledge of
    > >> > HTML
    > >> > is
    > >> > just enough to be dangerous but the last 100 lines or so would be HTML.
    > >> > FYI
    > >> > - Seems most of what I get that results in the red x is from the same
    > >> > source
    > >> > (person). Thanks for your help.
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > "Ron Sommer" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> Where the pictures actually sent with the email?
    > >> >> File, Properties, Details tab, Message Source
    > >> >> Are there several lines of code at the end of Message Source?
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Or File, Properties, what is the size of the email?
    > >> >> --
    > >> >> Ron Sommer
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >> "JoanInGA" <JoanInGA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> news:75F4DF88-4D53-4423-91B8-86CD50AF17DD@microsoft.com...
    > >> >> >I am running outlook express in Windows XP SP2. Quite frequently
    > >> >> >images
    > >> >> >in
    > >> >> > emails are replaced by a large box with a small red x in the upper
    > >> >> > left
    > >> >> > corner. I have unchecked the appropriate box in the security tab
    > >> >> > under
    > >> >> > 'Options' in the 'Tools' pull down menue of Outlook Express. I
    > >> >> > still
    > >> >> > can
    > >> >> > not
    > >> >> > get certain images. It would seem that most often this problem
    > >> >> > occuts
    > >> >> > in
    > >> >> > email that has been forwarded to me. Any resolution would be
    > >> >> > greatly
    > >> >> > appreciated!
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Joan
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    >
    >
    >
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    I don't know the purpose of the image IDs.
    I looked at 2 messages:
    One is a forwarded message with the image having an image id and the email
    shows as having an attachment.
    The other is a forwarded message with the image having an image id and the
    email does not show as having an attachment.
    Both messages have the image code at the end when viewing the message
    details.
    Again, the image code looks like this:
    Pl65eGbxJ2awj9FkWQLC1xUNBf48D0j47Hbl3/qOujEz6MiGtnd

    If the sender does not have 'Send pictures with message' checked in their
    settings, you will get the red Xs.
    If you don't have the image code at the end of the message, then the sender
    did not send the pictures.
    --
    Ron Sommer


    "JoanInGA" <JoanInGA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F3737E51-6734-4675-A97C-CB09C1EE4D01@microsoft.com...
    > Ron,
    >
    > I have no problem getting anything that is sent as an attachment to an
    > original email so we don't even need to go there. The problem exhists
    > with
    > forwarded email. There are no HTML image codes in the message source, but
    > there are many lines of HTML text code . . . I have no doubt about this
    > because I use it. And there are no links pointing to anything on the web
    > . .
    > . I now how to identify these. However, as per your description of an
    > image
    > ID number ( I had no previous knowledge of image ID's) there are 3 or 4 of
    > these in the Message Source intertwined with the HTML text code, hence (I
    > would assume)a forwarded message with images and text combined. But I
    > don't
    > get the images or the text, just the boxes with the red squares. Hopes
    > this
    > helps . . . thanks again for your time.
    >
    > "Ron Sommer" wrote:
    >
    >> I didn't say image code.
    >> HTML image code would be this:
    >> <IMG alt="" hspace=0 src="C:\My Pictures\77.jpg" align=baseline
    >> border=0>
    >> A simple image would be:
    >> <IMG src="C:\My Pictures\77.jpg" >
    >> If the picture is on the Internet:
    >> <IMG src="http://agebb.missouri.edu/grph/smcommag.gif" >
    >> When an email is forwarded an image is given an id number:
    >> <IMG id=MA1.1122922564 height=351 alt=[]
    >> src="ATT-0-4B126BD9FD13064AB28F9614505F1766-ATT135012.jpg" width=468
    >> datasize="54565">
    >>
    >> If pictures are inserted, then they aren't listed as attachments.
    >>
    >> If the email size is 14 kb, then I doubt that the pictures were sent with
    >> the email.
    >> --
    >> Ron Sommer
    >>
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    OE Tools > Options > Send > Mail Sending Format > HTML > Include pictures
    with messages (check this box).

    Now if you send yourself an HTML message with an embedded/inserted pic, does
    it display in the received message? If so, the problem isn't on your end.
    --
    OE6-specific newsgroup:
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
    OE General newsgroup:
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.outlookexpress.general

    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE, Shell/User, Security), AH-VSOP


    JoanInGA wrote:
    > I am running outlook express in Windows XP SP2. Quite frequently images
    > in emails are replaced by a large box with a small red x in the upper left
    > corner. I have unchecked the appropriate box in the security tab under
    > 'Options' in the 'Tools' pull down menue of Outlook Express. I still can
    > not get certain images. It would seem that most often this problem
    > occuts in email that has been forwarded to me. Any resolution would be
    > greatly appreciated!
    >
    > Joan
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    ....

    >> "JoanInGA" <JoanInGA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:75F4DF88-4D53-4423-91B8-86CD50AF17DD@microsoft.com...
    >> >I am running outlook express in Windows XP SP2. Quite frequently images
    >> >in
    >> > emails are replaced by a large box with a small red x in the upper left
    >> > corner. I have unchecked the appropriate box in the security tab under
    >> > 'Options' in the 'Tools' pull down menue of Outlook Express. I still
    >> > can
    >> > not
    >> > get certain images.

    Under Tools->Options->Security,

    Did you verify that the "Block images and other external content in HTML
    e-mail" setting is unchecked?


    --
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Michael J. Strickland
    Quality Services qualityser@att.net
    703-560-7380
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