December 27, 2008 at 4:52 am #28438
Hi Guys,I love downloading and trying out new Software. Just installed Thunderbird Email, and must say, I Need help here,Please.Sent the first Email to myself,as a test,with an attachment.Where does the attachment end up? Amongst the text.Googled this problem and find out attachments are not true attachments,and are not sent seperate by Thunderbird.Thunderbird has to be modified to overcome this problem.When the attachment comes included in Text,Windows won't let you save to your hard Drive.I overcame this problem by tricking Windows.I cannot follow instructions to modify Thunderbird,so it sends attachments seperate.Wondering could someone give me simple instructions,that a novice can understand? Thanks.December 27, 2008 at 7:27 am #30619MitzKeymaster
Go to tools, options, composition. You can select forward messages inline or as an an attachment. That covers forwarding messages. As for your attachments ending up as text, I am not sure what you mean. When I receive emails, and I have been using TBird exclusively for years, normal attachments have always appeared as attached?They appear on the bottom of the email as attachments. You cannot drag them out and drop them on the desktop as you can do with some email clients though, you have to right click and 'save as'.Pix and stuff that are embedded in the email can be dragged straight to your desktop though, or you can also right click and 'save as'.Its only a guess, but when you sent yourself the email, you are offered options.. send as html, plain text or both. If you sent it as plain text, I guess that could cause what I think you are describing. I send ALL emails in both plain text and html, and I have never come across anything like what you are describing.I'd suggest getting someone else to send you an email, with an attachment, and see if you get the same result with their email. If it doesn't happen, then it may be that you have just sent it as a text file rather than html, and this may have caused your issue.As to TBird not sending attachments as attachments, that may be true in the depths of the software I guess, but certainly on the interface, my attachments have ALWAYS shown up as attachments which I can treat quite normally with windows, except that I cant drag them out, I have to 'save as'.Hope this helps 🙂
Mitz from Tips4pcDecember 27, 2008 at 7:42 am #30620
It does help greatly,dak.Thanks for the info,and will experiment more.I like Thunderbird,just a matter of me getting used to it.Appreciate your instructions.December 27, 2008 at 8:10 am #30621
Just found some info that supports what I was trying to explain, in my first post.http://kb.mozillazine.org/Send_plain_text_attachments_as_real_attachmentsQUOTE."Thunderbird normally sends attachments inline (as part of the message body), not as real attachments."December 27, 2008 at 8:22 am #30622MitzKeymaster
I have never seen the problem personally. I receive emails from many TBird users. I have investigated, and found the integer value to be already set at 1 in my TBird. As I have not altered it, I can't explain if yours is set at 0. Perhaps its something thats been changed since the last major update?Its something I will certainly watch for though, and now if it happens I know the fix. Well done !
Mitz from Tips4pcDecember 27, 2008 at 8:35 am #30623MaraParticipant
Wonder if part of the confusion may happen when one sends images other than as an 'attachment'?December 27, 2008 at 8:54 am #30624
Really appreciate everybody's input.I have learnt a lot today.Thanks dak and Mara. 🙂With Digital Camera Images,I normally ZIP 4 or 5 and then send.That's the fastest method, I know, to send images, by Email.
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