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At work when pics are attached they show in the body of the email. At home I have to open each one separately. I have looked and looked but can't find where to make them show up automatically without having to open each one. Can you tell me where to find this setting?

This one's tough because there are so many variables that aren't specified. But the bottom line is that it's all about the email program you're using. And I'll bet that they're different programs at work and home.

If you're home email program isn't the same as the one at work, it's quite possible that's the root of the problem. Some programs don't automatically show attached pictures in, or below, the message body when you look at a message. Outlook Express, for example, does. Outlook does not, and there's no setting to make it do so.

Another option is that perhaps your email program at home is "protecting" you from embedded pictures. Check your security settings - Outlook, Outlook Express, Thunderbird & others now don't show pictures by default - you might simply need to disable that or perhaps add the sender to a "safe senders" list.

If you forwarded the mail from one account to another (say from work to home), it's possible that the mail client at work took the images embedded in the message and changed them to be attachments. It's possible that the sending mail client either just does it that way, OR you received the mail as HTML or Rich Text, and forwarded as plaintext. The later can't show pictures, hence would have to convert to attachments.

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Leo Leo A. Notenboom has been playing with computers since he was required to take a programming class in 1976. An 18 year career as a programmer at Microsoft soon followed. After "retiring" in 2001, Leo started Ask Leo! in 2003 as a place for answers to common computer and technical questions. More about Leo.

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56 Comments
veera
May 8, 2005 7:06 AM

Dear Leo

The flag on the righthand conner does not wave when the computer is serching or scaning please help! Veera

veera
May 8, 2005 7:08 AM

Dear Leo

The flag on the righthand conner does not wave when the computer is serching or scaning please help! Veera

TOM ERFORT
August 16, 2005 11:55 AM

YES LEO........I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW TO ATTACH PICTURS SOI CAN E-MAIL THEM OUT............I WOULD VERY MUCH APPREICIATE YOUR HELP ON THIS MATTER,,,,,,,,,,THANK YOU............

Leo
August 17, 2005 8:49 AM

That depends on the mail program you use. Look for an "attach" menu, button or other type of control in the program. Check the mail program's on-line help.

Jenny
November 10, 2005 8:29 AM

I am trying to send someone a comment on "myspace" and I want to attach a picture to it but can't! What are the steps to attach a picture to a comment?

manish kumar
December 17, 2005 1:01 PM

How do I get attached pictures to show in the body of email I've received?

manish kumar
December 17, 2005 1:11 PM

: "How do I get attached pictures to show in the body of email I've received? plz mail the answer on my mail id..

Meagan
January 5, 2006 6:17 PM

I am trying to send someone a comment on "myspace" and I want to attach a picture to it but can't! What are the steps to attach a picture to a comment?

ashley
January 13, 2006 3:05 AM

how do i send a picture into someones comment box on myspace?

stace
January 13, 2006 9:27 AM

why dont you answer the question instead of having 10 people repeat it over and over?

Kaylea
January 19, 2006 5:10 PM

HOW DO YOU SEND A PICTURE WITH A COMMENT ON MYSPACE!?! I WANNA SEND A PICTURE INTO SOMEONE'S COMMENT BOX... HOW DO I DO IT!? Thanks...

cait
January 31, 2006 9:20 PM

I am trying to send someone a comment on "myspace" and I want to attach a picture i took to it but can't! What are the steps to attach a picture to a comment?

Erin
February 1, 2006 10:54 AM

HOW DO YOU SEND A PICTURE WITH A COMMENT ON MYSPACE!?! I WANNA SEND A PICTURE INTO SOMEONE'S COMMENT BOX

Manny
February 3, 2006 3:56 PM

HOW DO YOU SEND A PICTURE WITH A COMMENT ON MYSPACE!?! I WANNA SEND A PICTURE INTO SOMEONE'S COMMENT BOX... HOW DO I DO IT!? Thanks...

Shea
February 7, 2006 4:53 PM

How do I send a Myspace comment with a photo with it?

Wes
February 8, 2006 2:58 PM

How do I attach pics in myspace comments?

Jason
February 14, 2006 8:30 AM

MySpace doesn't seem to support the bracketed [img] tags. It likes this:

Jason
February 14, 2006 8:32 AM

AUTHOR: Jason
EMAIL: skoolbus@hotmail.com
IP: 64.30.47.2
URL:
DATE: 02/14/2006 08:32:14 AM

Jason
February 14, 2006 9:05 AM

Jeeeeez. What a pain. I tried. Go here: www.boardhost.com/help/tutorials/html.html

sarah
February 25, 2006 10:51 AM

how do i send a picture in a myspace comment to my friend?

Niki
February 28, 2006 1:57 PM

How do i send a picture in a myspace commment?

DANNY
March 1, 2006 8:23 PM

How do i get pics. 2 show up on myspace commite box's???

Ian McCarty
March 4, 2006 12:43 PM

How do i send a picture in a myspace commment?

Matt Meyer
March 7, 2006 3:29 PM

How do i send a picture in a myspace commment?

Stephanie Huxley
March 8, 2006 10:35 PM

How do i post an image in a myspace comment?

Luke
March 15, 2006 3:29 PM

How do i get pics. 2 show up on myspace comment box's???

bobby
March 27, 2006 4:48 PM

how do i post a picture in a comment box on myspace?

chel
March 28, 2006 12:56 PM

How do i convert pictures into myspace codes to put on my site?
Is there a web site i need to go on to do this?

greg
April 2, 2006 3:03 PM

how do i send an image with a link in a myspace comment/message box

kenzie
April 16, 2006 8:29 AM

How do i send a myspace comment?

Bun Bun
May 5, 2006 2:10 PM

OK boys and girls, here is how to send an image on a myspace comment. Use this code in your comment:

However, use the URL of the image you want to send. To find the full URL of a photo on the web, right-click on the photo and select "Properties," then copy the entire URL, including the HTTP:// part. Let me know if this helps.

Leo
May 5, 2006 2:17 PM

I've already got an article on that: http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_put_a_picture_in_a_comment_on_myspacecom.html

Ruth
May 16, 2006 6:53 AM

I see this person having the same problem I do. It has got nothing to do with the e-mail program used, once this is something which happens with the Hotmail accounts, when opened through the IE Browser. I'm sure it has got something to do with the security settings of the browser, but I cannot find out which security tool is it for me to disable it, once I cannot see any tool related to website or e-mail pictures browsing.

Kendra
June 19, 2006 10:32 PM

How do i send a picture in a myspace commment?

iuhxcb
July 3, 2006 9:10 PM

How do i post an image in a myspace comment?

Will Mizzy
July 7, 2006 1:49 PM

I KNOW HOW TO PPOST PICS IN A COMMENT..BUT HOW DO U POST PICS IN A COMMNET WHEN THE PIC COMES FROM UR COMPUTER AND NOT THE INTERNET....IT DOESNT HAVE A URL ADDRESS.... PLEASE TELL ME

Hans
July 8, 2006 5:39 PM

It must be on the internet - you'll have to upload it somewhere. http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_put_a_picture_in_a_comment_on_myspacecom.html

Tina
July 20, 2006 11:41 AM

How do i convert pictures into myspace codes to put on my site?
Is there a web site i need to go on to do this?

jess
August 21, 2006 6:52 PM

how do i convert pictures into myspace codes to put them anywhere on my site?

liza
August 30, 2006 7:20 PM

how do i send picture comments on myspace?

khristine
September 30, 2006 2:04 PM

Can you email me and tell me how do I send my yahoo pics to myspace on my phone I have a sidekick 2 pls help me

abel
December 10, 2006 2:11 AM

How do i convert pictures into myspace codes to put on my site?
Is there a web site i need to go on to do this?

steven
January 21, 2007 9:21 PM

How do i convert pictures from the internet onto my mypace profile. Is there anything i need to do this?

Kaycie
January 21, 2007 9:26 PM

How do you send a picture to someone as a comment?

claire
February 15, 2007 3:19 AM

www.imageshack.us

Marguerite
April 10, 2007 4:44 PM

To the Net, I am new - after 3 years, over 6 years ago, of using Windows'95 or '98 of work programs only - no internet. Henceforth, before getting my first PC, this Dell/Vista, I'd suffered through hours on three simple Internet tasks @ library. Last nite I got great set of pics coming through from same sender and wonder how I, a Net/Email novice can click on correct spot and avoid the grueling, frustrating hours of endless attempts as experienced previously @ town library. Thanks everyone for their understanding and direction and not "laughing out loud"!

Scott
July 14, 2007 9:13 PM

How do i convert pictures into myspace codes to put on my site?
Is there a web site i need to go on to do this?

River
November 27, 2007 10:08 AM

How do i get rich text editor in myspace email .. sometimes it pops up when i click a few wrong buttons but i don't know which ones i pressed; it loads by mistake. It looks really cool and want to use it.

thanks

Katie
February 14, 2008 5:12 PM

y cant i send a picture in myspace and y cant i have pictures in ma interest and about me ect:
i need help fasssssstttttttttt!!! please get back to me.and how can i send a message in a different colour our style of writing
How do i convert pictures from the internet onto my mypace profile?
email me back plz with answers...x

Deen
February 26, 2008 2:54 PM

How do I send a picture in a message on myspace?

Tom
November 14, 2008 1:52 PM

How i can send an email with designed page paste to yahoo or gmail not as attachment but on main page?

Terri Griffith
November 23, 2008 6:34 AM

Using yahoo mail, how do I attach pictures. I cannot get a clear answer.

When you compose a new message click on the "attach" button, and then select the picture you want to attach.
- Leo
24-Nov-2008

Powell
February 21, 2009 11:30 AM

Dear Leo - Related to this article, I have another scenario. When sending photos, my email program both embeds a photo, as well as includes the photos as attachments. Question: Does having embedded photos take up more space (size of email) than with the attachment alone? Therefore does it take up more space on the recipient's drvie/memory? Thanks!

Pavani
July 13, 2009 9:24 PM

How to know the email has an attachment or not? how can we read/ dowload attchment in asp.net.

D Gonz
May 10, 2010 11:46 AM

My wife used to right click on a photo and send to e-mail recepient and it would show up in the body of the mail without having to resize. After I updated using windows update it stopped working that way why? Using xp pro and outlook express.

Tony
January 23, 2012 8:19 AM

I use Thunderbird.

There are times when attachments don't show and times when there should be pictures or images which should be in the body of the email. They don't appear.

???

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