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Viewing HTML mail offline

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by crispy, Feb 15, 2003.

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  1. crispy

    crispy Thread Starter

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    Does anyone know why HTML mail loses its images when I am not online? The images have obviously been downloaded when initially viewing them, so how come they vanish if you happen to check them while offline?

    Is there some setting I can change, or is this just one of the crazy annoying things about HTML mail?

    Chris P
     
  2. Corrosive

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    It's the latter. You can view images, and I think they might be in some kind of temp folder or a cache of some kind.

    Basically, the line of code which inserts an image (I'm not sure if you know all that much about HTML generally) points to a certain place which you may not have access to, ie the image may be from a website and is only "linked" to, and does not come with the email itself.
     
  3. crispy

    crispy Thread Starter

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    Thanks Corrosive, I was afraid it might be :(

    I wonder why the senders dont embed the pictures with the mail. As the majority of HTML mail that I get is from businesses trying to sell me stuff, you'd think they'd want to make it as easy as possible for me to read it over and over. Instead of that, the majority of it goes straight in the bin.

    Chris P
     
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