Animated gif in email

Posted on 2004-09-20
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
With outlook, I'm trying to add an animated gif to my email that will play automatically.

I have HTML set but when I insert the pisture from file, the image does not animate - just the first frame show with no animation.

What am I doing wrong?
Question by:staggs28
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Expert Comment

ID: 12109253
Get the file to animate in another program, then copy, then paste into Outlook.
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ID: 12109255
Dont worry about that once you send it the receiver provided he has got HTMl on will see it as animated

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awehme earned 50 total points
ID: 12109276
I just tried it.  I found some animated gifs on the internet ( Internet Ex ).  The file wasn't animated in IE but I right click, select copy, then go to Outlook then paste ( not insert ) in the body of the email.  It works.  I think the key is paste not insert

Expert Comment

ID: 12109279
to sajuks reply......You can see if it animates for the reciveri by sending to to your self first to see the out come.
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Expert Comment

ID: 12109287
Insert >Picture >From File (any gif ) also works.
I think that since the gif wasnt in an animated state the user might have got confused.

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