Built-in snip-it with gmail

Is it possible to use the built-in snip-it tool to send an embedded image via gmail and still see the sent message via the web-based system?  What are the steps for setting it up?
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I don't see a way to do this with the web based client, however, you can still use Gmail with a local client that has standard features like inserting pictures.  Just set up the POP/IMAP settings at Gmail (plenty of tutorials there with screenshots) and use your local email client.  This is one of the reasons I prefer Gmail to the other free Web mail accounts.  You can use it without ever going online except to adjust settings in your account.
rtod2Author Commented:
That's what I am talking about.  What are the steps to allowing the snip-it tool to send from my gmail account using it's own built-in client for this?
I was speaking of a local client (email program installed on your computer) like MS Office's Outlook, (If you have MS Office) Mozilla Thunderbird (Free)) or any other free email client such as Incredimail

If you download and install Thunderbird (from the link above), the Account Wizard that launches will automatically set up the special server settings for you in Thunderbird.  All you have to do is enable POP/IMAP online in the settings at Gmail.  Enable your Forwarding and POP/IMAP settings before you first run Thunderbird.

When you log on to Gmail, in the top right hand corner of the screen is your email address with a small inverted triangle (drop arrow)  Click on the little drop arrow and choose Account Settings

About mid page on the right side you will see the Gmail Icon with the "settings" link to click on.

On the settings page, select "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" at the top.  Select the Enable POP and the Enable IMAP radio buttons and set the other settings there as you wish and click on "Save Settings" button at the bottom.

Now you can start Thunderbird and work through the Account Wizard giving your name, Gmail account and password, and your all set.

In Thunderbird, you can send images as you wish, just temporarily (or permanently) save the snippet first and then use the "Insert" Menu item to place your image or what ever else you want in the email.
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rtod2Author Commented:
I know there are other things out there but what I am trying to do is come up with a process that is standard and will work with the built-in default tools in Windows 7.  Windows 7 brings up the following by default.  What specific steps do I take to configure whatever that is, to send via my gmail account?

OK, I understand now.

Windows 7 by default has NO built in email program.

Your screenshot looks like Outlook from MS Office.  Perhaps you have a trial or other version that came pre-installed in your computer.  This is very common to see, but the bare Operating System Windows 7 does not come with an e-mail program.  XP came with Outlook Express, Vista came with Windows Mail, but Win 7 came with nothing.

In the previous post, I explained how to enable your Gmail online account at the Gmail web site.  On the page where you enable POP/IMAP, there are links to help with configuring specific email programs.  As previously mentioned, your screenshot looks like Outlook.

In Outlook 2010, click the File Menu and on the "Info" page there will be Account Settings.  On the Account Settings button a drop menu will display "add and remove accounts or...  Choose add and remove accounts then on the Email Tab, click "New" and fill out the details.  Details to these settings are provided at the Gmail web site.

The POP client list of links to step by step setup instructions is here

The IMAP list of links to step by step setup instructions is here

They don't have Outlook 2010, so pick 2007.  They are similar.  it is past the "new email account" button that the screenshots are important.  2010 is just different than 2007 to get to up to that point.  Once you open the "add and remove or..." stage and click on the "New" button you should be able to follow the instructions at the Gmail site.

Post back if you have any problems with this and I can assist you further.

Once you have the Gmail set up from the instructions in my previous post, setting up your Gmail account in Outlook should get you going.

If you have more than one email account, you will have to define which account is sending the snippet using the drop arrow on the "From" button in the new message.  If you don't have multiple email addresses already set up, the "From" button is not likely showing in your present screenshot because of this.
rtod2Author Commented:
I'm not clear on what my screenshot is either or the steps to change it.
What aren't you clear on?  Your screenshot is the new email message dialog for MS Outlook.

The steps are:

Enable POP or IMAP in your account settings on Gmail's web site using the instructions I gave you

Set up your Gmail account in Outlook.  Instructions are on Gmails web site at the links I gave you.

The instructions are for Outlook 2007 and I think you have 2010, so I told you the first part of it that is different from 2007 and you can carry on with the rest of it using the 2007 instructions.

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rtod2Author Commented:
Looking for precise steps here if you are able to provide them, not just links to them.  Thank you.
1. Open a web browser and log on to Gmail.

2. In the top right hand corner of the screen is your email address with a small inverted triangle (drop arrow)  Click on the little drop arrow and choose Account Settings

3. About mid page on the right side you will see the Gmail Icon with the "settings" link next to it to click on.

4. On the settings page, select "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" at the top.

5. Select the Enable POP and the Enable IMAP radio buttons and set the other settings there as you wish and click on "Save Settings" button at the bottom.  Your Gmail server will now allow POP and IMAP access to your Gmail account.

For the rest of your request, I will need to know what email program you are using so I can give you precise instructions on how to set up an email account in that particular program.

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rtod2Author Commented:
Jim, Thank you.
You said before that the screenshot I sent was of Outlook but I cannot tell for certain.  It is that screen that I need to configure to use my Gmail Account.

That is only a "New email" dialog.  It is usually opened only when you open the main Outlook program itself to download, read and send new mail.

If you click on an email address, or use a "Send to Mail Recipient" link from a menu, it will open a New email dialog from the default email program without opening the main email program itself.

Click the Start Orb and in the "search" box, type


See what is found.
rtod2Author Commented:
When I click on an email address within a web page, it actually brings up the web-based gmail page within my Firefox browser.
You can only do what you want to do with a local email program on your computer.  Gmail's interface will not do what you want.

What comes up when you search Outlook as I asked?
rtod2Author Commented:
Outlook is on my PC sir.  My question was about the window that pops up.  If you are sure that is outlook, then perhaps that is what needs to be configured.  I am not certain of that.  Please provide the specific steps if possible.
Yes, Outlook is what needs configured.

I thought I recognized Outlook in the screen shot you posted, unfortunately the version of Outlook is not shown in the scree shot.

As previously noted in this question, the version of Outlook matters.  I can not give you precise instructions without precise versions.  Different versions require different steps.

Open your Outlook program.  The short cut by default is named what version you have.

Click on "File" menu and choose "Help"

On the right hand side it should tell you what version you have (if you don't already know)
rtod2Author Commented:
Outlook 2010 is installed on my computer.
I just spent the last hour or so on more details, so detailed Outlook set up is coming.
1. Start Outlook 2010.

2. Select the "File" menu and choose the "Info" page.

3. On the "Info" page there will be Account Settings.  Click on the Account Settings button and choose "Account Settings" from the drop down.

4. On the resulting Account Settings dialog, Select the E-mail Tab

5. On the E-mail Tab, click on a button called "New"

 New E-mail Button
6. On the dialog called "Add New Account".  select the New E-mail account "Radio Button" and click Next.

 Email Radio Button
7.On the following page near the bottom left hand corner, select the "Manually configure server settings or additional server types" and click Next.

 Manually Configure Email Server
8. On the next page, select Intenet E-mail and click Next

9. On the "Internet E-mail Settings" page, Fill in all necessary fields to include the following information:

Your Name: Enter your name as you would like it to appear in the From: field of outgoing messages.

Email Address: Enter your full Gmail email address (username@gmail.com).

Server Information

Account Type: POP3

Incoming mail server:

Outgoing mail server3 (SMTP): smtp.gmail.com
Logon Information[/b]

User Name: Enter your Gmail username (including @gmail.com).

Enter your email password

10. At this point in time, you have a choice whether you want to Deliver emails from this account to a separate and New Data File for this account, or an "Existing Outlook Data File"  Choose one.

 Choose Data File
Of course, if you choose Existing Outlook Data File, you will have to "Browse" to select it.

11. Click the More Settings... button, and select the Outgoing Server tab

12. Check the box next to My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication and select Use same settings as my incoming mail server..

13. Click the Advanced tab, and check the box next to This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) under Incoming Server (POP3). Enter 995 in the 'Incoming Server" box.

14. In the Outgoing server (SMTP) box, enter 587, and select TLS from the drop-down menu next to Use the following type of encrypted connection:.

15. Click OK.

16. Click Test Account Settings... After receiving 'Congratulations! All tests completed successfully', click Close.

17. Click Next, and then click Finish.
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