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Pictures in OE mail

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An email I sent had a number of pictures which did not show - neither when received by recipients nor when I view the e mail in my "Sent Items Folder". I use Outlook Express v. 6.00, and have Firefox, Comcast Cable ISP, Win XP Pro.

Where each pix was shown in my prepared message, now there is just a blank area (and not a red "X" in a box). In this case the pictures were all "Copied" from other received e mails. Some from the body and some from attachments.

When I originally clicked "Send" a box appeared saying: "One or more of the pictures in this message could not be found. When you send this message these pictures will not be included....etc" How true! I (foolishly?) clicked send anyway. I have checked the properties of the message in the "Sent" folder and its size was 123KB. There were about a dozen pictures.

What did I do wrong? And how to prevent in the future?

And a somewhat related question: on occassional e mails that I receive instead of a picture, in its place is the little red"x" in a box. Thius happens sometimes in the body of the e mail and sometimes in an attachment. Other times I get large e mails - 12 photos - with no problem. How can I convert the "x" to a picture?

Many thanks for any help!
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First, try saving the pictures to your desktop and then attaching them to the email. Second, I saw a similar question posted some time ago at PCMag. This was the response: In Outlook Express, choose Tools | Options from the menu, click the Send tab, click the HTML Settings button (the one in the "Mail Sending Format" panel), and check the box "Send pictures with messages".

Hope this helps.
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