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How to Make Windows Mail, Live Mail or Outlook Express Send Your Inline Images

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You have carefully selected the most wonderful among all the wonderful stationery creations to compose a masterful email in Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail or Outlook Express. And now the recipient of this carefully crafted message tells you she can only see a red 'x' where (presumably) an image should be.

That's a pity. Fortunately, you can also prevent this from happening. The reason for the red 'x' is that Windows Mail or Outlook Express can't find the image on the recipient's computer. To fix this, make sure Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail or Outlook Express sends all images together with the message.

Make Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail or Outlook Express Send Your Inline Images

To fix broken pictures and missing background sound in emails written in Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail or Outlook Express:

  • Select Tools | Options... from the menu.
  • Go to the Send tab.
  • Click the HTML Settings... button under Mail Sending Format.
  • Make sure Send pictures with messages is checked.
  • Click OK.
  • Click OK again.

Hotbar May Break Your Inline Images in Windows Mail or Outlook Express

Note: installing Hotbar may turn off the Send pictures with messages feature and thus break some stationery — but now you know how to re-enable it.

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