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How to show embedded images in received email messages

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Dear everyone,

I have built a VB application to process incoming email. The VB application reads MS Outlook's Inbox and shows the contents of the messages in a Webbrowser control. However, due some internal workings of Outlook, when a message contains embedded images, the references to those images are replaced by cid:{83847649393903} (or something like that) and the embedded images themselves are shown as attachments.

My question: how can I show the actual images in the right place?

In other words: how can I find out which cid was assigned by Outlook to what image? (because a message can have several embedded images, so I don't know which attached image belongs to which cid).
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Hi keimpe,

This page has a good description of how the association is made: http://peach.ease.lsoft.com/scripts/wa.exe?A2=ind0503&L=emo-newsletter&P=59

And this page has an example of how to get the associations: http://www.outlookcode.com/codedetail.aspx?id=52


Cheers!
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Your second link put me on the right track that eventually led me to solve my problem, thanks!! Full points and grade B (because I still had to do all the hard work myself ;-)

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No problem.  Glad I was able to help.
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