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HTML email images appear as attachments

Posted on 2007-04-02
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I am sending HTML emails via Outlook with absolute references (http://www.mydomain.com/image.jpg) but the resulting email on the recipient's side has the images both in the HTML body and as attachments.

Any ideas?
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by:p912s
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>>on the recipient's side has the images both in the HTML body and as attachments.
Does this happen when you send an email to your self?
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mcnuttlaw,

Are the recipients' email clients Outlook?  If not, non-Outlook email clients have difficulty seeing properly HTML emails from Outlook.  Outlook HTML is unique.  So the extra attachment is the result in non-Outlook clients.

If you want users to read what you exactly, send in Plain Text.

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We are sending an HTML newsletter.  Plain text is not an option.


p912s: yes, it happens when I send a test email to my web-based personal accounts.  Some show the attachments and one or two does not.
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>>it happens when I send a test email to my web-based personal accounts.  Some show the attachments and one or two does not
Ok, but that doesn't answer my question.... when I say sent to yourself, I mean sent to the same computer/Outlook you're using to send the message. Sent to yourself and recieved with that same computer and program.
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I am sending test emails to my external accounts and viewing them on different computers and different browsers.
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by:mcnuttlaw
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I found the culprit.

In Outlook:

Tools-Options-Mail Format-Internet Format

Uncheck the box:

"When an HTML message contains pictures located on the Internet, send a copy of the pictures instead of the reference to their location."

Close and restart Outlook...problem solved.
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mcnuttlaw,

Glad you found the setting.  Who change the setting before?
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It's a default setting.  Kind of dumb, if you ask me.
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>>I found the culprit.
That's why I wanted you to send and receive on the same computer with the same Outlook to see if it came back that way. To see if the problem was internal or external...

Obviously it was internal, glad you found it.
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