Inline images in Thunderbird 1.0 again

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by Emily, Jan 21, 2005.

  1. Emily

    Emily Guest

    I had written before about my inability to insert images (.jpg, .gif,
    etc.) in emails composed in Thunderbird 1.0. Actually, I can insert
    them just fine when composing an email (I use html email by default),
    but they don't appear in my "Sent" folder on the outgoing side, and the
    recipient cannot view them. I can attach an image just fine, and the
    recipient can view it, but I can't insert one inline as I could with OE.

    Someone suggested to use View -> Message Body As -> Original html. Good
    suggestion, but I already have that set, so that didn't work. It almost
    appears that the images are being stripped out by T-bird before being
    sent out. Any other ideas? This is so far the one negative I have
    found with T-bird as I like the ability to insert pictures inline and
    explain them separately in an email rather than attaching them all at
    the end. Anyone figured out how to do this, or is this a T-bird limitation?

    Emily, Jan 21, 2005
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  2. View>>Display attachments inline

    Is this option checked?

    Leonidas Jones, Jan 21, 2005
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  3. Emily

    Emily Guest

    Yes it is. But no go....strange since I can see images in "commercial"
    emails (i.e., remote images), but not ones I include myself. I also
    sent myself an email with inline images from T-bird and retrieved it in
    Outlook Express (since I can always see inline images in OE), and the
    images were not there. So, as I said, it really likes like T-bird is
    stripping them out before sending. Bummer...

    Thanks for the suggestion. Others welcome!

    Emily, Jan 21, 2005
  4. I just sent myself an Email with a jiff as an attachment and it arrived
    inline. I checked my sent folder and it also displayed it inline. The
    only differences that I can find is that I do not have Compose messages
    as HTML checked. Also under View I have show attachments inline
    selected. If neither of these help do not give up because it does work
    and I will be happy to spend whatever time it takes comparing settings
    with you until you get it working
    [email protected], Jan 21, 2005
  5. Emily

    Emily Guest

    Thank you - you're very kind. However, the problem is not when I send
    an image as an attachment, that works fine. (I also have "show
    attachments inline" checked.) The problem is when I insert an image in
    the middle of an email, for example:

    "...Here's a picture of our new back porch:

    [I insert a jpg image here]

    As you can see, we painted the trim to match our dancing flamingo
    sculpture in the front yard....."

    In the above scenario, I can insert an image in an email as I compose it
    (html email turned on), and it looks great, but when I view the email in
    my "Sent" box, the image is gone, not there at all; only the text
    appears. And on the incoming side, thre receiver cannot see the image.
    This works fine in OE, so I am on the verge of changing back to OE
    since I do this sort of thing a lot. It appears that T-bird is
    stripping the images out before sending the email since they don't even
    show up in my "Sent" box. As I mentioned, when I am composing the
    email, the images look fine after I insert them inline.

    Emily, Jan 22, 2005
  6. Sorry that I couldn't help, perhaps someone knows of an extension which
    does the job.
    [email protected], Jan 22, 2005
  7. Send me an email with an image. My reply address is valid.

    Leonidas Jones, Jan 22, 2005
  8. Emily

    Ranjit Guest

    I tried sending myself and HTML composed mail in TB.
    I tried all the following combination.
    1) Adding image by using button on the toolbar/dragging and dropping the
    2) When asked about sending format, I selected "Send as HTML" as well as
    "Send as plain text and HTML".

    In all the combinations, I could see the image in the sent mail as well
    as the received mail.

    Donno what could be going wrong. As Lee suggested, try sending him a
    mail and that could give some clue.
    Ranjit, Jan 22, 2005
  9. Emily


    Sep 30, 2006
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    Hey all,

    I'm really sorry about bringing up this extremeley old thread, but i've been googling for hours now and this is the closest thing to my problem that i have.

    I'm trying to send emails with images (.jpg) in the message (aka inline images). I don't want to simply display them from a website; i want to put images from my computer into the message body. I am sending and recieving the emails with a hotmail account (msn actually).

    Steps I Am Taking:
    1)Clicking the write button
    2)Setting myself as the "to:" (sending it to myself)
    3)Setting the subject line as test
    4)Writing test in my message body
    5)Inserting a picture by clicking the insert button and choosing image, then browsing for my picture and adding a tooltip and alternate text of "drag"
    6)Resizing my picture to fit the message
    7)Hitting the send button
    8)Selecting Send in Plain Text and HTML (i have tried all 3, but this is what i am mainly using when trying to get it to work)

    When i am composing the message, the image shows up just fine and i can resize it and everything. When i have sent it and check my send box in TB, the image shows up just fine and right. I then look at in Hotmail's Sent Messages and i get html:

    <meta content="text/html;charset=ISO-8859-1" http-equiv="Content-Type">
    <body bgcolor="#ffffff" text="#000000">
    test <img alt="drag" title="drag"
    src="cid:p" height="393" width="524"><br>

    When i look at the recieved email in TB, the alternate text comes up and there is no picture at all. When i look at the recieved email in hotmail's browser, the little "broken picture" thing is displayed with the alternate text inside it. Attaching pictures works but, as Emily said, i don't want this; i want to be able to insert pictures into my email between text.

    Mozilla Thunderbird
    Windows XP Home Edition
    View -> Message Body As -> Original html [Did that--how would you be able to put in an inline image if you didn't have this checked?]
    View>>Display attachments inline [Checked]

    So other than that, i dunno what other information i could give he get this problem solved. I guess i could say that the only difference i could see between emily's problem and my problem is that her pics don't even show up in the sent folder, while mine does.

    I really hope you guys can come up with something :). If anyone is willing to sit down with me in an IM channel of some sort (IRC, MSN, AOL, Yahoo) and go through my settings with me, i'd be more than happy to :).

    Thanks in advance--and again, sorry for bringing up this old thread.

    unislash, Oct 1, 2006
  10. Emily


    Jun 11, 2010
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    "Fix For Thunderbid Image Insert With E-Mail Problem:" :vroam:

    In Thunderbird E-Mail Program Go To The Top:

    Tools>Options>Advanced>Edit Config ...then right click your mouse once preferably somewhere at the top of the screen so you do not select an existing entry.

    add new boolean entry:

    copy & paste this:

    network.protocol-handler.expose.file ... and set it to true.

    Works like a charm ..At least fixed problem for me. I thought I would share. Hope it helps you all if not at least somebody.
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2010
    thriftcrazy, Jun 11, 2010
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