copying pictures in an email message

  sajeev 21:21 16 Oct 2008

A friend send me some pictures in an email message (not as attachment). I wish to copy the pictures into my My Pictures folder. When I right click on any of the pics I get "Copy", "Save pic as" and "Select all".
When I choose Copy and try to paste elsewhere, the Paste option is greyed out.
When I choose "Save pic as" I get a message saying "The system cannot find the file specified".
When I choose "Select all" everything gets selected including the many email addresses to which this mail has been forwarded and if I still go ahead and right click on the selected area and choose Copy from the menu that pops up and then try to Paste elsewhere, the Paste option is greyed out.
Can anybody help?

  bluto1 21:47 16 Oct 2008

When I read this I decided to look at a few photos I've had sent, not as attachments. I right clicked and selected 'save as' and a window opened up titled My Pictures and near the bottom i clicked on 'save'. On checking My Pictures the shots I'd saved were there.
I've got XP Home SP3.

  bluto1 21:54 16 Oct 2008

By the way, when your friend sends you emails with a lot of addresses view the pictures in 'Forward' and highlight all the unwanted addresses and delete them. Then, forward the email to yourself. The photos will still be there and your mailbox won't be so full.

  sajeev 22:36 16 Oct 2008

The method you described does not work as indicated in my mail. I use Outlook Express. However it works in Thunderbird so I was able to get it done.
Thanks for your suggestions

  Stuartli 22:51 16 Oct 2008

In Outlook Express, if you right click on a photo you should get a menu up with Copy, Save As and Select All available.

It works fine and is the same method which bluto1 has already provided.

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