windows live mail 2011 Send Picture problems

October 30, 2010 at 18:15:24
Specs: Windows 7

When forwarding a message in Windows Live Mail that has a picture or pictures within the message, the pictures are not showing up. that really sucks. In the old "outlook express" we could click on "send pictures with message" and it was done. Please help me out.

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October 31, 2010 at 06:56:19

Look for a setting that allows you to send attachments in the original email.

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October 31, 2010 at 12:56:01

I know how to do an attachment. My problem is: Pictures within the actual message do not appear when I forward them to someone else. ie: like there will be a caption and below that caption is a picture whether it's an actual photo or just an illustration, all that show up is a blank box with the little red "x" in the upper left corner.


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October 31, 2010 at 12:59:15

yeah, I know how to do an attachment. My problem is a picture that's actually within the message. when I forward it, the only thing that appears is a blank box with the little red "x" in the upper left corner. Before I upgraded to Windows Live 2011, I had zero problems.

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November 21, 2010 at 09:36:19

Along with many friends, I have the same problem. It appears that Microsoft took this ability away. I only hope they're working on a fix. If you hear of one, post it please.

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November 21, 2010 at 15:04:22

Update: It doesn't happen on all forwarding attempts. Only on some. I don't know what the difference is.
To recap. When forwarding an e-mail with embedded pictures they are sometimes stripped and the recipient receives them as attachments instead of embedded. You do get a warning window stating "some pictures could not be found" when you hit send (even though they're embedded right there in the original e-mail). The warning window tells me it's in the sender's system, not the recipients.
Never had this problem with Windows Mail (VISTA) or Outlook Express (XP). Only with Windows Live Mail (Win 7).

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November 21, 2010 at 18:30:34

Try Mozilla Thunderbird. It looks and feels like Outlook and can import settings and emails from MS. If you like it you are set, if you want to go back, just uninstall.

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If all else fails, read instructions.

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January 18, 2011 at 09:26:41

To embed image in Windows Live Mail 2011:

1.Open Windows Live Mail 2011
2.In Home tab select Email Message
3.Now in New Message screen complete the To & Subject items.
4.Cursor is now at last letter of your subject entry-select tab Insert-select Single Photo. Locate item you want to embed-click Open. Item is embedded in the message area of the email.

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January 23, 2011 at 03:01:00

I am having the same "missing picture" problem with WLM for emails that I have received satisfactorily, but they do not forward satisfactorily. Tried various settings changes, including checking with some recipients that their own system is not blocking images.

Usually the picture appears as an attachment on their system, but not always. In euther case, they receive the square with the little red cross. Any ideas?

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January 23, 2011 at 04:52:34

Gatehill. Start your own post.

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January 23, 2011 at 08:57:26

at the top left beside "home" their is a drop down menu where you can "save, print, etc ", click on the "options" then on "safety options" and the "security tab", take out the checkmark from "block images and other external content html email" you may also want to take out the check mark from "do not allow attachments to be save or opened that could potentially be a virus"

Some will warn this is for your safety........but it will not function as you wish until you remove those checkmarks. Your antivirus is still the best defence.

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January 23, 2011 at 09:55:08

The "do not allow attachments" feature should not affect picture files. This is for known file extensions that are programs, such as exe or pif (not jpg files).

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January 26, 2011 at 15:46:24

Forwarding pictures embedded in the text-entry area of Windows Live Mail continues to be a problem, with MS Tech Support looking for an answer. It appears to have to do with what mail program either originated the message or forwarded it once already. If the mail program uses the same HTML coding that MS uses for Outlook, WLM, etc., it works. But some programs or webmail-based utilities (like gmail) corrput the code so all you get is a placeholder with the red X, sometimes with the photos sent as attachments. Check the size of the incoming or outgoing message, that will tell if the pictures are really there or not.

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March 4, 2011 at 06:28:00

Under safety options..Security..make sure "Do not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could potentially be a virus." is checked.
Save all the photos and graphics to your hard drive...cut them out the the photo message to be forwarded then replace them with the ones you saved, then you can send off the message without errors..
Of course you will soon tire of all this extra work and simply Forward the Message, unedited, as an Attachment.

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June 19, 2011 at 20:33:26

I am having this problem now. Does anyone have a solution??? Can't forward e-mails with objects imbedded. Help!

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June 21, 2011 at 05:26:53

In order for me to forward emails with emedded pictures I had to send the email through windows live mail 2011... I tried every tip and trick people offered. Unless you copy the email and save it and send it as an attachment. thats all i can offer! sorry

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