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Red Diamond Symbol In Email

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#1 rani9


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Posted 12 May 2006 - 12:56 PM

Hello to everyone. At times, when I receive an email with attachment, there is a small box within a box, and a red diamond shaped thing in the smaller box. This seems to be a placeholder for images or something, but no image ever appears, and I can't open anything either by left or right clicking.

I mostly ignore this, because it usually is part of a "chain" mail thing, complete with zillions of addresses, and I tend to just delete that stuff anyway. But my curiosity is getting the better of me.

By searching the web, I found one discussion that applied, but everyone participating considered the red diamond phenomenon to be strictly a Thunderbird problem. I do use Thunderbird, and would rather fight than switch. Besides, I've heard from people using Outlook Express and/or Outlook, as well as Yahoo and Hotmail, and they've occasionally run into the red diamond also.

Anybody know what's going on with this? Thanks!!:confused:

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#2 Smokin Joe Fission

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 06:29 PM

I had exactly the same problem while developing an email-based validation method for www.cackleberries.com. It contained inline images and when viewing the email, there were just red diamonds displayed instead of the images.

I tested other email clients and it worked in all the others including *shudder* Outlook Express.

One other machine of mine running Mozilla did seem to work fine however. I discovered the difference was the newer version of Mozilla displayed the images correctly. I upgraded my other Mozilla from 1.0.2 to and lo-and-behold! it worked!


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Edited by KoanYorel, 29 June 2006 - 06:56 PM.

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