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    Attachments (N/S 4.7)

    How can I attach a file like a JPG to an Email and have it arrive as a Link rather than as an OPEN picture?

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    Re: Attachments (N/S 4.7)

    I'm using Mozilla now, not Netscape, so I hope my choice of words is correct or close. When you ATTACH a file to an email, it does arrive at the receiving end as an attachment. On the other hand, if you INSERT or EMBED an image in an email, it will show up in the email without the recipient saving any files. However, as for the attachment mechanism, if the recipient has his mail preferences set to "...View Attachments In-Line..." he will see the attachment at the bottom of the email as well as having an indication that there is an attachment. I hope I've got all that correct in Netscape 4.x terminology. If you really want a "true" link in the message, i.e. a URL, you'll have to put the attachment on a web page (site) somewhere and then put that URL in the message.

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    Re: Attachments (N/S 4.7)

    Thanx for the VERY prompt response. That answered my questions. I don't know anything about Mozilla. Where would I look?

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    Re: Attachments (N/S 4.7)

    Here's the Mozilla.Org web site. You'll see that the latest "production" version is 1.5 and you should note that Mozilla is very much like Netscape, without a lot of the excess baggage, as most of us like to call it. So, if you switch from Netscape, you shouldn't have any trouble getting used to Mozilla. It might also be of interest to you that the organization is in the midst of releasing the "next generation" product(s) which will separate the browser from the email client. They're called Firebird and Thunderbird, respectively. Everyone here in the Lounge (and lots of other places) seems to like these two new products. Keep in mind that they're still beta products, so you have to expect a glitch now and then - but I haven't heard of any show-stoppers. Good luck.....

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    Re: Attachments (N/S 4.7)

    Another Big Thanx. I'm gonna clone this H/D and then take a look at that Mozilla site. In a few days or so will let you know how it works for me.

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    Re: Attachments (N/S 4.7)

    Okay... my turn to chime in.... BigAl.. bedtime! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
    I've been using both Thunderbird and Firebird for a couple of months at home, and for the most part, they're wonderful. I do find the flexibility in the Mozilla (proper) sidebar more suitable, but if I need to make a sacrafice, I can do without the sidebar.

    Go ahead.. give them a shot! You'll be pleasantly surprised I'm sure!
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    Re: Attachments (N/S 4.7)

    Big Al: Some interesting developments - Last nite I downloaded Mozilla 1.5. Had to let the computer run thro the night as it was taking a longtime. I SAVED the file in Program Files. This morning first thing on the screen was a notice from Norton that they had detected a deleted a virus " C:Explore.exe W32.Spybot.Worm"
    Then when I dbl clicked on the Mozilla file to install I got this message "C:Program FilesMozilla-Win32-1.5 installer.exe is not a valid Win32 application."

    Did the Virus coattail in on the Mozilla download? AND Where do I go from here for Mozilla? I tried the phone number to order the CD but being as it was late got no response when I left a message. That may show up on Monday.

    Would you prefer to continue this discussion via Email rather than clutter up this board? If so send me a note.

    Thanx again.

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    Re: Attachments (N/S 4.7)

    <hr>...Would you prefer to continue this discussion via Email rather than clutter up this board?... <hr>
    Quite the contrary, PaJan. We prefer that discussions stay on the boards, NOT private email, so that others may see and maybe learn from our trials and tribulations. Your problems are NOT clutter - they're important stuff!

    I don't think there's any relationship to some nasty getting a try at your system AND your attempted download of Mozilla. Just coincidence I think. I assume you must be on a dialup connection, huh? The download of 12 meg probably just got corrupted during however long it took to download. Just to test things, I just downloaded the Mozilla 1.5 file again (I'm on DSL) and had PC-Cillin check it for nasties and it comes up a clean file! Sorry to say, you'll just have to try the download again OR continue your efforts to get to them for the CD version.

    Since you're making "the big switch" anyway, you might be better off to download the separate Firebird and Thunderbird applications since they're each about half the size of Mozilla 1.5. It'll just be a matter of getting used to TWO programs instead of one. To be perfectly honest about it, that's the way it should ALWAYS have been! I was a Netscape user in the "early" days when it didn't have email in it and most of us used Eudora back then. So, in reality, we're going back to the "good ol' days" with Firebird and Thunderbird! Give 'em a try.

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    Re: Attachments (N/S 4.7)

    OK. Again sure do appreciate the prompt and informative responses. As for Mozilla I guess I'll hang tough with N/S until I can get them to send me the CD. 12 meg downloads on a dial-up connection that is only getting 36.0kbps take all night.

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    Re: Attachments (N/S 4.7)

    Hi PaJan

    If you decide to try Firebird, be sure to check out the Extensions and Themes.

    Both pages have a link to a Thunderbird page that, in turn, has links to Extensions and Themes for Thunderbird.

    Have a Great day!!!
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    Re: Attachments (N/S 4.7)

    Al,
    A while ago, I got advice on Woody's boards about using the Avant Browser. I switched from NS 7.x to Avant. The browser still "smells" like Internet Explorer, though. From your recommendations, I just might give Moz a shot. Thanks.

    Errol

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    Re: Attachments (N/S 4.7)

    The difference on Netscape 4.7 is the same as it is with Thunderbird: <UL><LI>to have an image show in the middle of a message choose Insert|Image on the Menu Bar; <LI>to attach an image choose Attach|Image (the paper clip icon) on the Message Toolbar.[/list]
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    Re: Attachments (N/S 4.7)

    I am now waiting for the Snail Mail to deliver the Moz CD. While waiting a coupla other questions come to mind:
    1. Will I be able to transfer my N/S address book intact?
    2. Will I be able to transfer my current email files?
    3. I am presently running IE as well as N/S. Do I need to REMOVE either in order to run Mozilla?

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    Re: Attachments (N/S 4.7)

    It's been awhile, but let me see..... If I remember correctly, you'll have to open Netscape, then OPEN your address book. You'll find an EXPORT command in the menu structure and you should use the LDIF format. Just remember where you put the resulting file, because later in Mozilla you'll open the address book and IMPORT the file.

    You don't have to un-install Netscape prior to installing Mozilla, it's better if you don't. When you install Mozilla it should identify that you have a Netscape profile and ask for permission to use it. If that process works (and it HAS failed on me in the past) you should HAVE your mail and bookmarks and such already in your newly created Mozilla profile.

    If anything gets hung up when you install Mozilla, post back here and we'll help you fix it manually. (Mail files AND bookmark files are "plain text" files and CAN be copied if necessary - just don't erase any of 'em)

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    Re: Attachments (N/S 4.7)

    Taking your questions in order:
    1. <LI>Yes<LI>Yes<LI>No
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