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Thunderbird Shredder

I know this is not supported. However, it works fine for me with one minor problem that may not be a problem with this email client.

Some inline graphics to not display. There is only a empty square box with a CID message at the top. This is an example: cid:04DED48D1C774712BB988D59CCCB40AA@JimsDell. All attachments are shown at the bottom of email where these files can be detached and saved, or double-clicked and opened in the Windows Photo Viewer.

As most graphics do display, what could be the cause some of these don't?
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RayRider
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ElrondCTCommented:
I'm not sure what your reference to "Shredder" is about, but I understand your real issue to be that some inline graphics display and others don't. The reason is that TB only can display certain types of graphics in a message. Image types supported include JPEG, BMP, GIF, and PNG, but not TIF, among others.
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RayRiderAuthor Commented:
"Shredder" is the project name for a 64bit Thunderbird that for some reason the mozilla foundation has not advanced it to a supported release.

The images not being displayed are a common JPG that will display most of the time in other emails. I Just do not know why some do not display. My suspicion it has something to do with not being able to find the file. However, on the other hand, the files are shown at the bottom of the email client as attachments. These attachments are viewable by simply double-clicking. For some strange reason, they don't show "inline" other than an empty box.
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ElrondCTCommented:
Sorry. Obviously, I'm not familiar with the Shredder project. Looking online, it looks like the last beta release was in 2009, which makes me wonder whether the project is still meaningfully active. You can submit a bug report at https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/; what will happen to it I don't know, given the uncertain state of development.
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TolomirAdministratorCommented:
What is the reason to use a 64bit email client in the 1st place.
Do you really use gigabyte large emails?

I suppose you should go with the default well supported 32 bit version of thunderbird and your problems should resolve.

tolomir
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RayRiderAuthor Commented:
Good question! I have a 64bit system and was looking for 64bit apps. As Thunderbird is a respected client that I liked on a 32bit platform, I downloaded and installed the 64bit version only to become aware year or so later that there was no interest in moving forward with a final release. It has worked well albeit with this small glitch.
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TolomirAdministratorCommented:
Windows 64 fully supports 32 bit apps. MS even asks their customer to use office 2010 32 bit under windows 64 bit editions. They say, as long as you don't need extreme large sheets stick with 32 bit.

So in contrast to linux 64 bit, you can mix 32 and 64 bit editions without problems. Only drivers and system related tools need to be installed as  64 bit edition.

For application software 32 is still way to go.

See also: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee681792.aspx

Office 2010 also provides support for 32-bit Office 2010 applications that run on 64-bit Windows operating systems by using Windows-32-on-Windows-64 (WOW64). WOW64 is the x86 emulator that enables 32-bit Windows-based applications to run seamlessly on 64-bit Windows systems.

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So I would give the 32 bit edition a try and check if the problem persists.

To be on the safe side use mozbackup to save the thunderbird profile.  then uninstall thunderbird 64 bit and install latest 32 bit edition.
check if the problem persists.

Tolomir



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RayRiderAuthor Commented:
Besides the large memory address space of 64bit systems, isn't 64bit systems considered faster? I realize an email client doesn't particularly need the speed of 64bit. Then, why did the Mozilla developer start the Shredder Project in the first place? I perfectly understand your information about 32bit applications running on Win64 systems, just a little confused about the "push" to move to 64bit if there is not much advantage.

I use the latest Thunderbird on my laptop and like it's features better than Shredder.

Thanks for advice
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ElrondCTCommented:
There are some applications for which the larger address space will permit faster operations, either for an individual app or for running multiple apps (4 GB of RAM is effectively the maximum usable for a 32-bit system, so if you use numerous apps simultaneously, the 64-bit system will let you keep more in memory). There are a lot of other things for which it won't make any noticeable difference, if there's any difference at all. (A 2% change in responsiveness to the UI interface, for instance, will be imperceptible.)
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TolomirAdministratorCommented:
i guess the developers gave 64bit a try. Since not much changed in performance, they abandoned the project.  
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RayRiderAuthor Commented:
Wasn't really a solution. This adviser gave me the most information.
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