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emails arrive with the red x from windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Roder51, Jan 26, 2011.

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  1. Roder51

    Roder51 Thread Starter

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    A friend recently bought windows7 and uses gmail to send mail. A lot of times I get the email but the pics have either been replaced with the dreaded red x or just the frame is visible. He has Norton installed and was wondering what I can do to fix this from his end.
    I have tried the usual but nothing seems to work. Any ideas what I could try?
     

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    The pictures are blocked from loading. See if there are any options like 'Always download images for emails from this sender' or something similar and enable it.

    BTW, The screenshot does not look like Windows 7 at all.
     
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    No thats my computer I have xp and email is downloaded from gmail to Outlook2003
    but I get the same thing through gmail site. Thanx for your response.
     
  4. Gouthaman

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    If the images are not downloaded at all, make sure that your firewall is not blocking them (if you have one, that is). Also, try clearing useless files using a program like CCleaner and then try again.

    Good luck.
     
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    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    he isn't sending teh pictures, just linking to them on his computer
    it is a common gmail problem since they did something to gmail recently

    he has to use teh gmail attach function, not try to insert a picture as it won't work that way
     
  6. Gouthaman

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    You can insert images after enabling a Gmail Labs Feature called 'Inserting Images'. Just go to the labs page and have a look around. :)
     
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    Then the links are NOT good, the right ones need to be used. Depending on where these images are stored, then Gmail may be blocking the source.

    What is the source path of these images?
    The path should be listed in the "Properties" of the bad linked area.
    Just right click the image area and select "Properties".
     
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    Roder51 Thread Starter

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    Not sure what Teh means. When I compose a message in Gmail are you also saying that the insert picture function added from labs does not work also? Thanx again guys.

    This was funny from Dave
    Genealogy....confusing the dead and annoying the living.
     
  9. dvk01

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    I don't use gmail myself but it is a common problem with emails received from Gmail users
    If you have added the insert picture function that works well in most cases
    A high proportion of gmail users haven't added that addon function though & it doesn't work or seem to work with forwarded emails

    what you see on your computer, isn't always what is received at the other end and embedding pictures in gmail does seem problematic and is a common cause of concern
     
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