Can't send email .jpg files.

March 9, 2011 at 16:45:15
Specs: Windows Vista
Sorry for the miscatgory but nothing fits my needs.

I recently had to do total rebuild of my Windows 7 machine. I use windows Live mail. If I receive an email with .jpg pictures and try to send them the other party doesn't see them? I have checked every thing I can think of including redefining which program open .jpg flies. This shouldn't be a problem since I can see the pictures as I said just can't send them. The other party just sees blank boxes with a red X in the corner.

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March 9, 2011 at 18:25:57
That actually sounds like an issue on the recipients end (Red X's blank box). If they cannot see the picture in THEIR email client, like Live Mail, that's usually due to their security settings in their Live Mail Client, or a 3rd party firewall blocking images (McAfee, Norton, ZoneAlarm, Commodo firewalls etc).

If they cannot see the images and get Red X + blank images in a web browser like Internet Explorer, it's the settings in IE causing it, or possible software/registry/Windows account security & rights corruption:

I've had issues with seeing *.png graphic files in the past after some updates, and these issues are loss/corruption of rights in the registry to view these files.

Just another stupid saying...

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March 9, 2011 at 18:31:00
Some email servers have software that filters out files with certain file extensions because they may be malware.

If you change the file extension to something the software won't filter out, the attachments will go through.

E.g. If you make an *.zip archive file with WinZip or similar that has all the .jpg files you want to send to that person in it who has that problem and attach that to the email, the *.zip file will probably go through, and that person will be able to look at the files in the archive because Vista has the built in ability to open and extract files from *.zip files .



All you need to do in Vista is select all the *.jpg files you want to send (e.g.hold down the Ctrl key and click on each one, slowly), RIGHT click - Send to - Compressed (zipped) folder, and it will make a *.zip file folder, randomly using a name of one of the files.
Rename the folder name if you like.
Attach that folder (zip archive file) to the email.

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