sending photos by email in Firefox

  surfer47 09:58 04 Jun 2012

I am using Windows Vista and Mozilla Firefox. I wanted to send some photos by email. When I selected “Send” I get The message could not be sent. The authentication setting might not be correct for your outgoing e-mail [SMTP] server. For help solving this problem, go to Help, search for "Troubleshoot Windows Mail", and read the "I'm having problems sending e-mail" section. If you need help determining the proper server settings, please contact your e-mail service provider. Now all I/C mails go to Windows Mail and not to Firefox. I have tried to “Forward” mails to Firefox but sometimes it works. I now have 13 messages waiting to be sent in Windows Mail and if I tryt to send them I get the above message. How can I get I/C messages to go to Firefox. Can I send photos using Firefox or what options do I have? Regards

  onthelimit1 09:21 05 Jun 2012

For sending photos, I use Picasa (free from Google). It automatically shrinks pics to a size suitable for emailing and you can email directly from Picasa (but using your own client). Worth a try, perhaps.

  difarn 15:30 11 Jun 2012

When you say you are having trouble sending e-mails in Firefox, do you mean Thunderbird? If so, and you are collecting mail from your Windows Live e-mail account via Thunderbird then you may not have set up the outgoing server correctly. You need to have a look at the settings for you Windows Live Mail Account in Thunderbird to see what you have enabled in Outoing server SMTP - for example I use Thunderbird and my hotmail account SMTP setting is - Microsoft Live

  surfer47 16:15 11 Jun 2012

I don't think I made it very clear what the problem was I am not using Thunderbird but Firefox and I was using>File>Send To> Mail Recipient but this only brought up the Windows Mail dialog. This activated Windows Mail which Stole all my emails so I could not see them with Firefox I have since found an Option in Windows Mail to prevent it picking up mail automatically. So it wont steal my mail. Further to that I have found that using File>Send will reduce the size of the photo and convert it to JPG. So thanks for all your help. BIeeee

  difarn 17:40 11 Jun 2012

Sorry but I still am unsure of your meaning. Firefox is a browser not an e-mail client and that is why when you click on "send" your e-mail provider, Windows Mail (this is obviously your default mail client) is activated.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Samsung Galaxy A8 review: Hands-on

Illustrator Juan Esteban Rodriguez on creating highly detailed official film posters for Star Wars…

iMac Pro review

Comment savoir si quelqu'un a bloqué votre numéro de téléphone ?