There is great joy and value to both, and maybe you want to combine written text and picturesque imagery in one email. Then the latter is best included inline in the body of your message, intermingling nicely with the text.
For whatever reason you want to send a picture inline, it's easy with Mozilla Thunderbird.
Insert an Image Inline in an Email with Mozilla Thunderbird
To insert a picture in the body of an email so it will be sent inline with Mozilla Thunderbird:
- Create a new message in Mozilla Thunderbird.
- Position the cursor where you want the image to appear in the body of the email.
- Select Insert | Image from the menu.
- Use the Choose File... selector to locate and open the desired graphic.
- If your image is larger than some 640x640 pixels, consider shrinking it to more handy proportions.
- Type a short textual description of the image under Alternate text:.
- This text will appear in the plain text version of your email. People who choose to see only this version can still get an idea of where the image — which is still available as an attachment — appears.
- Click OK.
- Continue editing your message.
Send a Picture Stored on the Web Without Attaching It
With a bit of trickery, you can also make Mozilla Thunderbird include a picture stored on your web server inline without attaching a copy.