Gmail question


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rfdjr1

Maybe slightly OT for this group but I can find no place else to post.

I'm using Windows 7 Professional. My wife uses Gmail. I don't. Often, she gets a
cute email with pictures of animals or some such, and forwards it to me. When I
open it, the pictures are gone. If we go back to her email account so she can
show me, the pictures are gone in the original email. Why is this? Why won't
Gmail forward to my account? And why, after one viewing in her Gmail account,
are the pictures apparently deleted?

Thanks.
 
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Paul

Maybe slightly OT for this group but I can find no place else to post.

I'm using Windows 7 Professional. My wife uses Gmail. I don't. Often, she gets a
cute email with pictures of animals or some such, and forwards it to me. When I
open it, the pictures are gone. If we go back to her email account so she can
show me, the pictures are gone in the original email. Why is this? Why won't
Gmail forward to my account? And why, after one viewing in her Gmail account,
are the pictures apparently deleted?

Thanks.
I tested here, and it seems to work OK.

I view an incoming message in Gmail, then click the "Forward" button
at the top. The attachment, there is a tick box showing near the
bottom of the forwarded message. I presume that gives you control
over dropping an attachment if you want.

Maybe there is a preference somewhere, that controls tidying up the account ?

Paul
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Maybe slightly OT for this group but I can find no place else to post.

I'm using Windows 7 Professional. My wife uses Gmail. I don't. Often, she gets a
cute email with pictures of animals or some such, and forwards it to me. When I
open it, the pictures are gone. If we go back to her email account so she can
show me, the pictures are gone in the original email. Why is this? Why won't
Gmail forward to my account? And why, after one viewing in her Gmail account,
are the pictures apparently deleted?

Thanks.
I agree with Paul about an option, but I use Thunderbird, not the online
interface, and the option I've seen is in TB.

I've never, AFAIK, lost a picture or other attachment as you describe.

One idea, though. Have your wife save the pictures to a convenient
folder, and then attach them to the e-mail when she forwards it. A small
PITA, but it should work - and as a side effect, she won't lose the
pictures.
 
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Paul

Gene said:
I agree with Paul about an option, but I use Thunderbird, not the online
interface, and the option I've seen is in TB.

I've never, AFAIK, lost a picture or other attachment as you describe.

One idea, though. Have your wife save the pictures to a convenient
folder, and then attach them to the e-mail when she forwards it. A small
PITA, but it should work - and as a side effect, she won't lose the
pictures.
That's great advice, just on general principle.

Never trust "The Cloud" to hold copies of anything for you.
Your Gmail account could be closed without notice, and
with the great, public-facing interface of Google, you might
never be able to contact anyone, to fix it. Keeping your
cat photos locally, is a great option. Store them on disk.

Just like, you should never trust just one hard drive, to hold
important data. I try, when buying disks, to buy two disks
at the same time, one for the primary copy, the other for
the backup.

Paul
 
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Paul in Houston TX

Maybe slightly OT for this group but I can find no place else to post.

I'm using Windows 7 Professional. My wife uses Gmail. I don't. Often, she gets a
cute email with pictures of animals or some such, and forwards it to me. When I
open it, the pictures are gone. If we go back to her email account so she can
show me, the pictures are gone in the original email. Why is this? Why won't
Gmail forward to my account? And why, after one viewing in her Gmail account,
are the pictures apparently deleted?

Thanks.
Webmail? or pop/imap?

Could it be that the pictures are html links to pictures and
not really attachments? Have her turn off mail js and html
and see.

I use gmail webmail as a backup to some of the company
exchange server emails.
Someone sends to exchange, exchange fwds to my gmail acct,
that gmail fwds to another gmail acct, that gmail acct fwds
to my home pop account. Never a lost attachment.
 
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Mitch Bujard

Maybe slightly OT for this group but I can find no place else to post.

I'm using Windows 7 Professional. My wife uses Gmail. I don't. Often,
she gets a
cute email with pictures of animals or some such, and forwards it to me. When I
open it, the pictures are gone. If we go back to her email account so she can
show me, the pictures are gone in the original email. Why is this? Why won't
Gmail forward to my account? And why, after one viewing in her Gmail account,
are the pictures apparently deleted?
Your email client does not seem to support HTML. Look in the settings
of the program, and if such option as 'Allow HTML' is present, enable
it. Alternatively, some email programs will let you see a message in
your browser, and images should be seen in for instance, Internet
Explorer.

Hope this helps.

Mitch Bujard
http://www.SchoolFonts.com
 
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