Outlook 2007 Web Image Link Problems

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I am trying to create a newsletter using an Outlook 2007 e-mail which I then export to HTML and paste into a contact management program. Everything works except for the images. Outlook 2007, even when I insert images based on URL, downloads and embeds them into the e-mail. So, when I export the HTML, all of the links are broken.

There was a way to solve this in Outlook 2003.

This does not apply to 2007. Does anybody have a solution?


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September 16, 2009 at 06:05:09

The link you gave isn't for solving your problem. It merely shows how to hot link to pictures on the internet instead of embedding them.

When you save a mail in HTML format, the images files are saved in a separate folder beside the file. For example, if you save as a.htm, there will be a seperate a_files folder.

If you save in mht format, the image files and text are stored together inside the file. In both cases, there should be no problem viewing the file.

Is the folder missing? have you check the links inside the html file by editing it with notepad?

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September 16, 2009 at 07:22:51
You see, that link DOES solve my problem in 2003. I want the images to remain hotlinked, NOT embedded. However as soon as I type in the URL for an image I want to appear in the e-mail, it embeds it. There is no checkbox to disable that in 2007 (at least not in that same location).


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September 17, 2009 at 10:10:30
ok...initially I thought you want the embedded images not to be broken after export. To hot link to pictures on the internet is a different matter. I would say It is a potential workaround to your problem. But I don't think you can do that in Outlook 2007.

There is too much difference between 2003 and 2007. In 2007, MS$ has changed the HTML rendering from browser-based to Word-based. And I think they took out the hotlinking because it has caused them too much problems, mainly security-related.

Sorry. This post offers no insight as to how to solve your problem. If I were having the same problem, I would try to use another email client that has browser-based HTML rendering.

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