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#1 Keith1

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 03:28 PM

A friend of mine is trying to find a way to have music of his choice play when someone opens an email from him. He uses AOL mail, and I haven't been able to find anything by Googling - is it possible to do without getting too complicated?

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 04:27 PM

So he wants a Read Receipt that plays a sound? It's a nice idea, but I don't think you can do that. Could be wrong, though.
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Posted 14 June 2011 - 05:42 PM

Thanks for the reply, I just re-read my post and I see it is not clear - I apologize for that. Let me try to be more clear..... he wants to "imbed" ( or whatever the correct terminology is ) an audio file in email he sends so that that when the recipient opens it the audio file will play automatically .


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Posted 14 June 2011 - 06:17 PM

Ohhhh...my bad, I misunderstood.

Yes, that is possible.

How does he read his email? Is it webmail (mail.aol.com), the AOL software, or some other email client?

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 08:23 PM

I took a peek back, and he tried doing it with Foxmail.All I got in my Thunderbird and Yahoo emails that he sent as a test were clickable links to listen to the audio. The emails I send him go to AOL.com. I know very little about this topic, so I hope my replies aren't too choppy.

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 08:44 PM

http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-95/adding-audio-to-an-email/154652.html

Note: You can embed MIDI, MP3, WAV, perhaps other formats as well. They will ONLY play upon opening an email IF the recipient has Outlook Express. Web email (like Yahoo), wmconnect (WalMart AOL) and others will not play them when the email is opened. Some will not even show the fact that there is a music file in the email at all.

Sorry, looks like it only works with Outlook from what I've seen.


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Thanks. :) Sure, I didn't invent it anyway.

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 08:51 PM

Good old Outlook Express allows you to embed sound in emails by using Format / Background / Sound.

When I get round to changing to Thunderbird or some such program, I would hope that such capability exists.

Might not be worth sending them to recipients on a dialup connection and there seem to be a lot of those still.

Whoops, just seen your post keyboardNinja!

Edited by petewills , 14 June 2011 - 08:52 PM.


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Posted 14 June 2011 - 09:17 PM

Thanks for looking into that for me keyboardNinja - much appreciated.



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Posted 14 June 2011 - 09:20 PM

You're welcome. :)
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