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    Bkgnd.gif (2003)

    Upon sending emails to someone with an Apple computer he gets not only the attachments I send but an additional attachment named "Bkgnd.gif" which, I assume, is the background image. This is the first time I've run on to this and I was unaware that Oulook was attaching this gif since I'm not using any special background.

    Is this a common feature of Outlook, i.e. to attache what I assume is a background gif? If so, is it only this peculiar Apple program that displays them as an attachment?

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    Re: Bkgnd.gif (2003)

    If you use stationary in HTML messages, that would explain it. Tools | Options | Mail Format | Stationary Picker (which is only active if your defaults are to send HTML messages).
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    Re: Bkgnd.gif (2003)

    Hi John,

    You nailed it! Although I don't use stationery, I checked my stationery options and it was set to "blank". I noticed that another option was "<none.", so I now have that selected. It's interesting that the only email recipient that ever mentioned seeing the "blank" attachment was one who uses a Mac. I have no idea what email software he's running.

    Thanks for the suggestion.

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    Re: Bkgnd.gif (2003)

    If you send yourself an HTM formatted message as a test, then open the message and select Edit | Edit Message | Format | Plain text, any embedded objects, including stationary, will be turned into attachments. That's what your Mac-user friend is seeing.

    Since I'm somewhat of a plain text tyrant, I see it a lot. It's especially annoying in Outlook Windows Acces, because any HTM message with stationary shows the "Attachment paperclip" in the OW message explorer window, when in fact it has no attachment needing to be opened. Grrr! <img src=/S/gramps.gif border=0 alt=gramps width=20 height=20>
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