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Cannot Copy/Paste pictures from e-mails. Help.

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by twit, Dec 1, 2006.

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  1. twit

    twit Thread Starter

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    Lately, I'm getting e-mails which contain images that I cannot copy/paste into a new e-mail. Whenever I right-click to do a "Save As" function, I get an Internet Explorer error message which states that it cannot find the file specified. I have a choice of an "OK" or "Help" button. I've only had this happen with images from two out of my many correspondents. Hopefully, someone can explain to me what's happening and what I might do to resolve the problem. Thanks in advance.

    Twit:confused:
     
  2. sekirt

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    Right click on one of those images and choose properties. Then where it says Address, copy that and paste it here in the forum. Might provide some clue.

    What kind of email? Web-based? Email Client like Outlook Express?
     
  3. twit

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    Oops! Forgot the type of e-mail - it's Outlook Express.

    I tried the suggestion to right-click the image and then select "Properties", but that option is not available with the right-click. One can "Copy", "Save Picture As", and "Select All". Save Background As is greyed out. No other selections are listed.

    I used the "Copy" selection and pasted it into a new e-mail, but the picture would not display. Got the little red X and the box the picture would've fit into.

    Thanks for the suggestion. Twit
     
  4. sekirt

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    Please clarify...these are embedded images within the message of the email and not attachments. Correct?

    You are right, OE doesn't have properties for each embedded image. When you originally mentioned an Internet Explorer error, I was thinking it applied to web mail.
    For an image in OE, try this way on one of those emails...
    1) Click Forward.
    2) At the very bottom, left side, 3 buttons should appear.
    Edit. Source. Preview.
    3) Click Source. You'll see all the HTML code. Look for a line that has the image tag, it will look something like this...
    <IMG alt=" " hspace=0 src=" " align=baseline border=0>

    4) Copy and paste that line here, maybe it will yield some clue.
     
  5. twit

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    Thanks for your suggestion. You are correct. The image is imbedded in the e-mail, not attached.

    Here is the information from the "View", "Source" dialogs:

    Hopefully, it will provide a clue as to the problem.

    Thanks again. Twit

    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
    <HTML><HEAD>
    <META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
    <META content="MSHTML 6.00.5730.11" name=GENERATOR>
    <STYLE></STYLE>
    </HEAD>
    <BODY bgColor=#ffffff>
    <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
    <DIV style="FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message -----
    <DIV style="BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; font-color: black"><B>From:</B> <A
    title=[email protected]
    href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</A> </DIV>
    <DIV><B>To:</B> <A title=[email protected]
    href="mailto:[email protected]">bruce derylo</A> </DIV>
    <DIV><B>Sent:</B> Friday, December 01, 2006 12:43 PM</DIV>
    <DIV><B>Subject:</B> Transportation Warning</DIV></DIV>
    <DIV><BR></DIV>
    <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
    <DIV><BR>Subject: Transportation Warning&nbsp;<BR><BR><SPAN
    class=gmail_quote><BR></SPAN></DIV>
    <BLOCKQUOTE
    style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid">
    <DIV style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: #000000; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><FONT
    face=Arial color=#000000 size=2>
    <DIV>
    <DIV>
    <DIV style="TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><FONT face="Times New Roman"
    color=black size=3><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; COLOR: windowtext">
    <HR align=center width="100%" SIZE=2>
    </SPAN></FONT></DIV></DIV>
    <DIV>
    <P><FONT face="sans serif" color=black size=3><SPAN
    style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt"></SPAN></FONT>&nbsp;</P></DIV>
    <DIV>
    <P><I><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=navy size=3><SPAN
    style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-STYLE: italic"><IMG height=465
    src="cid:[email protected]" width=640 align=baseline
    border=0></SPAN></FONT> </I></P></DIV>
    <DIV>
    <P><FONT face="sans serif" color=black size=3><SPAN
    style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt"></SPAN></FONT>&nbsp;</P></DIV>
    <P><EM><I><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=navy size=3><SPAN
    style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; COLOR: navy"></SPAN></FONT></I></EM></P>
    <P><EM><I><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=navy size=3><SPAN
    style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; COLOR: navy"></SPAN></FONT></I></EM></P></DIV></FONT></DIV></BLOCKQUOTE>
    <P>
    <HR>

    <P></P>No virus found in this incoming message.<BR>Checked by AVG Free
    Edition.<BR>Version: 7.5.430 / Virus Database: 268.15.3/561 - Release Date:
    12/1/2006 6:36 AM<BR></BODY></HTML>
     
  6. sekirt

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    twit

    Looks normal to me, other than the fact it is AOL. But that shouldn't stop saving of the image.

    If you forward one of those emails to yourself...do the images show up or the red x?
    After forwarding one to yourself, if the image comes in, can you save it then?

    Just a word of caution...spammers can pick up email addresses from the net. It is best to never post an actual address. I did send a request to delete the addresses from your post.
     
  7. Cookiegal

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    twit,

    You can edit your post (for the first 24 hours) to remove the e-mail address yourself, if you wish. :)
     
  8. twit

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    Thanks to all who responded and gave me suggestions. Forwarding the e-mail to myself did the trick. I could "Save As" the image to my Desktop and, in turn, imbed it into a new e-mail. I still don't know why it does what it does, but at least it now works!
     
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