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    Email attachments (Netscape 4.76)

    Why is it that when I send an attchment to an E-mail it usually arrives already OPENED, and not as "Click-on-to-open" file? jpg photos are already displayed on arrival.

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    Re: Email attachments (Netscape 4.76)

    Sounds like the mail is being sent in HTML format, which will 'show' the picture inline, as opposed to plain text, which will carry the picture as an attachment.

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    Re: Email attachments (Netscape 4.76)

    Thanx. Just tried that sending a jpg to myself and specified " plain text only" but same results. Picture arrived OPEN, not as an attachment.

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    Re: Email attachments (Netscape 4.76)

    What email client are you using to send/receive?

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    Re: Email attachments (Netscape 4.76)

    Netscape. Stayed away from Outloook because of its vulnerability to hackers and virus.

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    Re: Email attachments (Netscape 4.76)

    To the best of my recollection Netscape 4x was so written to treat HTML as the mail default. Thus the "plain text" option is more of a "display" issue than an underlying format issue. This is why the *.jpg is displayed inline. Non-HTML-related attachments show unopened. The earlier versions were less ambiguous about this treatment than the Preferences/Mail/Formatting options panel in 4.7.

    (The issues re ActiveX and scripting, which arise with the Microsoft mail clients, are less intrusive because Netscape's mail client was not specifically written to leverage the Windows platform.)
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    Re: Email attachments (Netscape 4.76)

    Hi PaJan:
    Try View menu & uncheck "View attachments inline"

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Email attachments (Netscape 4.76)

    Thanx Mucho Phil. Tried it and it WORKS! That's great cause it has been puzzling me and some local "experts"(?) for sometime.

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    Re: Email attachments (Netscape 4.76)

    Hmmm. I have Net 4.76 [says so in my help file] but there is no such possible menu under view as "view attachments inline." I'd love to do as PaJan has been able to do.

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    Re: Email attachments (Netscape 4.76)

    Are you in Messenger/Inbox. I have Communicator 4.75 (I forgot what I didn't like about .76) & if I go to my Inbox & look at the View menu, it's right after Headers & before "Wrap long lines".

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    Re: Email attachments (Netscape 4.76)

    Ah! That did the trick. Looks like I was in Communicator and not Messenger. Thanks, Phil.

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