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OE 98 & XP PRO

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Irish Rose, Jan 30, 2005.

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  1. Irish Rose

    Irish Rose Thread Starter

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    Hi All :)

    I'm using Win 98 and forwarding mail to XP Pro user. All e mail is coming through as attachment to her even though it's not sent as such. Any idea of what's happening and on whose computer?? Thanks for your help :confused:
     
  2. EAFiedler

    EAFiedler Retired Moderator

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    Hi Irish Rose

    What version of Outlook Express?

    I am not locating much information on this.

    Are these emails you forward always in HTML or in plain text?
    Or does it occur with both types?

    Does it occur if you forward to someone else?

    Let us know and I will keep looking.
     
  3. Irish Rose

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    Very much appreciate your help - thank you
     
  4. EAFiedler

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    Hi Irish Rose

    Sorry, I just have not been able to find anything for this.

    PM me, and I'll send you my email address.
    I would like to see if this occurs on my machine, I have WindowsXP and Outlook Express 6.

    Just to clarify, the email you created is received as an attachment, there is nothing in the body of the email?
    Does this occur on her machine for any other email messages? Or only yours?

    By the way, saw your other post on regedit/restore, did you mean - Scanreg /restore?
    WindowsXP uses System Restore, DOS has been removed from XP, so scanreg /restore would not work.

    Have you considered upgrading Internet Explorer and Outlook Express to version 6?

    Let me know.
     
  5. sekirt

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    Can you explain what you mean by all email?

    If you forward a recipe or letter to her, will she receive it as an attachment?
    Or is it when there are graphics involved?
    And does she use either AOL or wmconnect?

    sekirt
     
  6. EAFiedler

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    Check these settings:
    Tools > Options > Read tab > Fonts button

    What do you have for your settings?

    Tools > Options > Send tab > International Settings button
    What setting there?

    Do you use a signature?

    Does she have her settings to read all messages in plain text?
    Tools > Options > Read
    uncheck Read all messages in plain text
     
  7. sekirt

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    XP has System Restore, however it might be better to try other things first.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q306084

    sekirt
     
  8. Irish Rose

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    Hi all :)
    Many thanks for your help and replies.
    SEKIRT - by all I mean everything I send her - i.e. regular e mail no attachment is received as an attachment but can be read in the body of the posting. Sending an attachment is received as an attachment and must be opened to be viewed.

    EAFIEDLER - how do I PM you? Sorry :( - no I've not considered upgrading to 6 - believe if it's not broke - don't fix it :)
    In Intl Settings I have Western European (ISO) and in Font settings I have Western European (Windows) (is this the problem?)
    No, I do not use a signature and, finally, I've asked her to check text but I believe it's HTML
    Once again, thanks for your help :)
     
  9. Irish Rose

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    Hi EAFielder

    Found out how to PM _ no answer required to this question - thanks
     
  10. sekirt

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    We have to clarify some things....many types of files can be sent as attachments. The most common being pictures.

    In IE5/OE5, yes you had to click to open a picture attachment. In OE6, which would be on XP, you do not have to click on the attachment to open it. That is optional IF she is using Outlook Express. The picture would automatically be displayed in the body of the email. Attachments other than pictures do have to be clicked on and opened. For web based emails, you normally do have to click attachments of any type.

    The other thing that should be cleared up, does she use AOL or wmconnect?
    Actually, better yet, exactly what does she use for her email?

    As I understand it, you are saying you just type a couple of words into OE, send it to her and it arrives as an attachment. Correct?
    What is the extension of the attachments she receives from you? Extensions are normally the last 3 letters on the right of the "dot" in a full filename. For instance, a picture of you might be named: IrishRose.jpg. JPG is the extension.

    sekirt
     
  11. EAFiedler

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    Received your message.
    Mine is on its way.
     
  12. EAFiedler

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    Are you sending her messages from Hotmail out of Outlook Express?
    Or just from Hotmail?
    Or do you have a completely different account using Outlook Express?

    No attachments on my end.
     
  13. Irish Rose

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    Hi :)

    Sending out of Outlook Express and, yes, it is a different account using Shaw.ca as server. Have been unable to contact her for extension.
     
  14. Irish Rose

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    Sorry - she also uses same server as I do. Do you think the ISO setting could be a cause?
     
  15. Irish Rose

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    Thanks for explanaton Sekert - your understanding of the attchment problem is correct.
     
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