[QUOTE]\nThanks Adam. I fear this old lady hasn't a clue what IE7, etc. refers to.[/QUOTE]\n\nThat's Microsoft's default browser in Vista.\n[QUOTE]\nAll I know is that when I send a gif animation to someonw who has converted\nto Vista, does not arrive animated. Is there no setting in the Vista security\nset-up that will enable all emails to ARRIVE with the animations that were\noriginally sent??[/QUOTE]\n\nNothing has changed in the animated files themselves, it is just how\nVista handles them apparently in the name of security it only shows\nthe first frame, thus no apparent animation. So basically what you\nneed to tell people that have Vista in order to see the animated GIFS\nyou send them they can open them in IE7 (the default Vista Browser) or\nuse another application like XnView which is a small, free graphic\nviewer thumbnail generator.\n\nI'll send an animated GIF to myself via email and see what happens,\nhold on...\n\nWorked fine.\n\nI have all my email attachments set to go to a folder I named\n'incoming mail'. So If I open IE7, then click on File, then open, then\nbrowse and go to my folder C:\incoming mail, then look at the lower\nright of the window where it says HTML files, click the little down\narrow and change to 'all files', then the animated GIF shows up. If I\ndouble click on it's name it appears inside the box that says open. If\nI then click open, the file opens and animates. There will be a\nwarning message at the top of the browser window that nags about\ncontent saying it may be a security risk. It won't effect playback. It\nshould play regardless. If someone clicks on the warning bar at the\ntop of the browser window the message goes away.\n\nYou're not dumb, Microsoft is for making customers jump through hoops\nlike this needlessly just to play a harmless GIF file.\n\nAnyone getting an animated GIF will of course have to look in whatever\nfolder their email attachments get send to. That varies depending on\nwhat email client they use.