attaching photos to emails

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Sarah, May 27, 2010.

  1. Sarah

    Sarah Guest

    I have tried numerous times to send .jpg attachments to emails and at my end
    the photos are attached as .jpg files but when they get my message they
    cannot view photos are they have changed to .dat files.

    Can someone give me an idea how to fix.

    Sarah, May 27, 2010
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  2. Sarah

    ...winston Guest

    Are you using Windows Live Mail to compose and attach a jpg file ?

    Is the recipient using an AOL email address ?
    ...winston, May 28, 2010
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  3. If sending using Windows Live Mail (or Outlook Express or Vista Windows
    Mail) go to Tools (ALT+T), Accounts, Mail, Properties, Advanced and
    uncheck the Break Apart option.

    If using the Office Outlook program to Send, then see
    the MS-TNEF WINMAIL.DAT Attachments section of
    Decoding Internet Attachments - A Tutorial
    Michael Santovec, May 28, 2010
  4. Sarah

    Sarah Guest

    Thanks Michael,
    I have tried that, but still cannot send pictures. When I attach them it
    converts them to unicode. I have been able to send any picture up until a few
    weeks ago.
    Sarah, Jun 8, 2010
  5. What makes you think it's Unicode?

    Does the message look OK in your Sent Items folder?

    If OK there, send a message to yourself. Does it arrive OK?

    If it comes in bad or the Sent Items version looks bad, it would help to
    see the attachment header and the first few lines of the encoded
    attachment. You can look at the Message Source (Ctrl+F3) to see that.

    For some additional information, see:
    Decoding Internet Attachments - A Tutorial
    Michael Santovec, Jun 9, 2010
  6. Sarah

    Sarah Guest

    when I compose the wmessage and attach photos - at the top of the email where
    it says the subject - in brackets it has (unicode)
    Sarah, Jun 11, 2010
  7. That has nothing to do with attachments. It has to do with the
    character set encoding used and doesn't much matter unless you are using
    accented or extended characters in your message text.

    You can change that by selecting View, Encoding in the message
    composition window.
    Michael Santovec, Jun 11, 2010
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