Re:Forwarding emails with picture attachments (.jpg and .gif)
I do not currently use hotmail, but I do use yahoo mail. I assume that they will both treat attachments in a similar manner.
There is a short answer and a long answer.
The short answer first.
If I receive an email in my yahoo account that has an imbedded picture (jpg/gif), I must first save the picture to my machine and then re-attach it to the forwarded message.
The long answer.
With html email, (like yahoo and hotmail), the email message itself is more or less a web page that is being displayed in/on another web page. The picture that is imbedded in the message is physically located on a server (hotmail/yahoo). The email message contains only a link to the picture. Your browser (Internet Explorer/Netscape ...) looks in the location described in this link and if it finds the picture, displays it. The location of the picture is probably a folder that is associated with your logon information at hotmail.
When you forward the email, the link is likely not included in the forwarded message. Adding the link would not help, since the location of the picture file is accessible only to your user account.
Saving the picture to your computer (desktop, etc.) and attaching it to the forwarded message will ensure that the picture arrives with the message. The recipients email setup will determine whether they see the picture as an imbedded picture or a file attachment that must be clicked on and opened separately.
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