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Thunderbird won't foward embedded images


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#1 ijw

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:08 PM

I have several email addresses and they are all re-directed to Thunderbird. When these emails arrive, all is well. Attachments are there and embedded images are there. However the problem is, when I forward these emails, any that have embedded images are sent on without the images included.When I push the forward button, all the images dissapear from the new document. No problem with actual attachments - these are fine.

 

If I go to the address site, Hotmail, Gmail etc; all is well - the emails can be sent as normal.

 

I had thought of re-installing Thunderbird, but I have Lightning installed as an add-on, and I am a bit worried what would happen to all my calendar entries if I did this.

 

I have tried the MozillaZine forum, but didn't get much joy there I'm afraid.

 

This problem that has only occurred in the last week or so, and I have not the slightest clue as to why.
I am going crazy here, so if anybody can help, I will be eternally grateful.



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:10 PM

For security reasons, you should set up your e-mail client to show all images as attachments. Then save the files to a particular folder on your computer without opening it, then scan the images before viewing them. There are a number of reasons for this. One of which is that spammers use web-beacons, usually a 1 pixel clear image, to track when they have a live e-mail address. If you set up your e-mail client - in this case Thunderbird - to have all images appear as attachments, then all images connected to an e-mail should be forwarded as they all will be attachments. You also would have the option of deleting any images connected to the e-mail that shouldn't be forwarded or kept.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:06 PM

Thanks OB, I'll go into Thunderbird settingsand see if I can set this up as you suggest.

 

Do you have any idea why this behaviour has just occured though? I have been using Thunderbird in this manner for a number of years.

 

OK! Off to settings.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:17 PM

No, I don't know why Thunderbird's behavior changed on you since I have never allowed embedded images and I rarely forward e-mails.  Had you just upgraded Thunderbird?

 

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