Outlook - can not save gif file

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Vette1

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When I receive an animated gif file via e-mail I can not save it by right clicking. I have Win XP and Outlook 2000. I right click the gif picture, select SAVE AS, but can only save the picture as a bmp. I click the pull down, but only get the bmp file option.

Any suggestions on what can be done to get the gif option in the Save as type box using Outlook? I have re-installed Explorer 6 with service pack 1, but that did not help.

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You should have an option in Save As type box to select All Types (*.*)

select that, and make sure that in the File Name box you add the .gif extension at the end of the filename
 

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That is the problem. The only option I have in the "Save As Type" box is bmp. When I click the pull down it only shows bmp, and no other option.

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The gif file is on the e-mail as an animated picture. I installed Outlook XP 2002 thinking a newer version would fix my problem, but it did not.
 
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That's the problem then. Ask whoever sent you the mail to send another one, but this time with the gif as an attachment.
 

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When the gif picture is attached as a file there is no motion. In order to keep the motion when it is attached to the e-mail it must be attached as a picture, which is how it was sent. I should be able to right click, and save the picture as a gif and keep the motion to be used later on another e-mail. I must have some background settings wrong, but do not know where to look.
 
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