Hello, I have been trying to e-mail photo's in O/E with XP. I have followed all the instructions such as reducing the size etc. before attaching to the 'new mail' and all seems fine with the test photo now at 55kb, but when I send it, either to myself or my son, it appears to have vanished completely with nothing shown in the 'outbox'. Early last year I sent various photo's with no apparent problem. Has something been changed with Outlook Express? All help will be most appreciated.
Open OE Create Mail put email address in To: box put title in Subject: box Write your email click on Attach browse to the pic in 'Insert Attachment' popup window that opens click on the pic to select it click on 'Attach' in the email header boxes underneath the Subject: box, a new one appears called 'Attach:' and has the file name of the pic in it click on 'Send' and it should appear in your 'Outbox' ready to send.
Unless of course you have ticked 'Send messages immediately' selected in Tools > Options > Send tab in which case it may go so quickly you don't see it appear in 'Outbox' and it is shown in 'Sent Items' instead
Open My Pictures Select the picture you want to send - single click In 'File and Folder tasks' on the left hand side, select 'Email this File' In the box that pops up choose to make pictures smaller or keep original size and click OK You should then get a new Email open up with the picture attached. Complete the Email and send.
I have followed the exact procedure you describe including taking my photo from 'My Pictures' but when I send the message it apparently goes OK but does not appear in the 'sent items' or any other box. It is not delivered to any of my test mail addresses.
I have now found that if I downsize the photo in My Pictures and send it to My Documents and then attach the photo from My Docs to the standard e-mail form that comes up when I click on 'Create' the photo then goes out OK on the test e-mail, but is received with the reduced size photo in the text area. If I then click on the attachment paperclip the photo is shown on it's own.