email image link to website is replaced by img-file (of much lower quality) after sending email

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Hi, I encounter the following issue.

I have a htm-code for email signature (Outlook 2007) as follows:

<img width=708 height=80 id="_x0000_i1025" src="" alt="">.

While preparing the email the external image file is shown correct. However after sending the email the code above has been altered in:

<img border=0 width=708 height=80 id="_x0000_i1025" src="cid:image001.jpg@01CC538C.9FE05DB0" alt=""> and the image that you now see is of a much lower quality then the original.

What is happening and how can this be prevented?

Thanks for your replies!

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Looks like the image is becoming embedded within the email.  See here:

What system are you sending via (eg Exchange)?
This may have your answer:

In particular:

If you want Outlook to send a reference to the file (<img src="">) instead of including it:

1. Tools | Options | Mail Format | Internet Format
2. Uncheck "When an HTML message contains pictures located on the Internet, send a copy of the pictures instead of the reference to their location"
3. OK out of the dialogs

The next time you send a mail with an inline HTML image, Outlook will just include a reference to the image in the HTML rather than attaching it.


Alan thanks. That was indeed the case. In Outlook 2007 (which I am using) I did not find the options you mentioned. However, I did find the place to set this for the Outlook 2007 on this site:


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