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Another red X question

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  1. hansmax

    hansmax Thread Starter

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    I have a friend who is trying to send me attachments in Outlook Express that also contain pictures. Many (but not all) of them come through with red Xs instead of pictures. I'm pretty sure the problem is not on my end. This happens to a lot of people that he is forwarding to. He is running Windows 98. I told him to check and make sure that his Tools>Options>Send is checked to send HTML, but he says that it is. I know there's a simple answer, but my backchecking has not revealed it. Can anyone help?
     
  2. putasolution

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    Right click the image and click properties,

    it may well be that the image path is to the c:\drive which means the piccies are being stored on his local drive in which case you won't able to view them
     
  3. 911

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    What format (filetype/extension) is the sender using ? Your computer shows the red x when it has an image it cannot make sense of. In an Email, it can be caused by an image in a format your computer does not recognize. Some image handling programs use 'proprietary' filetypes that other programs don't recognize, and won't even try to open. If the images are in a standard format (.Jpg or .Bmp) the sender's email program may be garbling the image. How large are the images ? Some ISPs will 'truncate' files that are too large and thus garble an image.
     
  4. hansmax

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    I think in the majority of cases these are web pages that are being sent.
     
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