unreadable jpg email attachments

  AndrosTeN 22:22 24 May 2004

I have recently subscribed to BT broadband. I now find if I send pictures as email atttachments they do not arrive correctly. Some friends receive them fine, but others receive multipart messages in MIME format which they are unable to read. I am at a loss as to why this is happening. I have checked my Outlook Express settings but cannot see anything wrong. I have also tried sending with my anti-virus software (AVG) switched off as someone suggested it might be responsible. Any ideas anyone?

  hugh-265156 22:27 24 May 2004

not sure

try sending you email as plain text with an attachment and not as HTML maybe.

tools/options/send/mail sending format

also the recipient may have "do not allow attachments to be saved or opened that may contain a virus" ticked in tools/options/security that stops them from opening attachments.

  hugh-265156 22:30 24 May 2004

there again maybe not click here :-)

havnt a clue sorry

  AndrosTeN 22:44 24 May 2004

Thanks huggyg for the thoughts. Yes perhaps the plain text idea is worth a try. Don't think it's the "do not allow attachments to be saved or opened that may contain a virus" as they have no probs receiving from other people. I can't help wondering whether it's a BT thing, but am I being unfair ....?

  Dark Knight 00:05 25 May 2004

Have you tried putting all your JPGs in a Single Zip file (or similar eg .rar etc) and sending. Not sure Why but it appears virus checks etc don't mind if anything is placed in a zip folder. I have never had any trouble with JPGs though!

  Wak 11:02 25 May 2004

I don't know if this has anything to do with it but in Outlook Express/ tools/ accounts / properties/ advanced there is a line which allows you to limit the size of sent e-mails.
The large e-mails are then split into smaller sections and re-assembled when received.
Maybe they are not being assembled properly???
How is your OE set??

  anchor 12:50 25 May 2004

How large are the jpg`s you are sending?. Do they significantly vary in size?.

Check the suggestion given by Wak about size limits.

  AndrosTeN 12:59 25 May 2004

Wak & Anchor. Thank you both. I think we've cracked it! Yes there was a tick splitting files over 500. All fine now. Cheers

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