What format?

  tristar 19:04 28 Jul 2007

I have sent pictures to a friend of mine via email regularly with no problems.
I sent some today, and he was unable to see them, just a load of symbols and numbers.
the letter begins like this:

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="=======AVGMAIL-46AB42B7745C======="

Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

I can't remember if this is the normal format, or have I changed something by mistake?

  VoG II 19:18 28 Jul 2007

If you are using Outlook Express, maybe it is set to split large messages. If so and if your friend is not using Outlook Express maybe his e-mail client isn't stitching them back together.

To check in OE

On the Tools menu, click Accounts.

On either the Mail or News tab, click Properties.

On the Advanced tab, check if Break apart messages larger than x KB box is ticked.

  jack 19:19 28 Jul 2007

It is your friends computer that has changed for some reason I would imagine-
1st guess is that HTML has hot itself switched off.
If he has previously received images and is not now then ask him to do a restore
It would do no harm of course if you followed suit,

  octal 19:22 28 Jul 2007

Try zipping the picture and sending it to your friend. Sometimes ISP's do funny things to files, whereas they may leave a zip file alone.

  tristar 19:27 28 Jul 2007

I think I'll try jacks suggestion first, it's the sort of thing he might do!

I'm using Mozilla Thunderbird, by the way, and have not had problems before today.

  woodchip 22:23 28 Jul 2007

Send photos as Jpeg

  tristar 08:27 29 Jul 2007

I Always send photos as .jpeg, that's not the problem.
I sent identical photos to three different contacts last night, they all displayed normally, the fault must be with my friends computer set up.

thanx for the help.

  woodchip 17:36 29 Jul 2007

Tell him or her to check the mail program for displaying Messages. Character Encoding should be set to Western (ISO-8859-1)

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