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Forwarded pictures not showing in Windows Live Mail

Thursday, February 27th, 2014 by | Filed Under: E-Mail Help

Jeri from Wisconsin writes:

I’m using windows live to download mail from my gmail account. Sometimes when I try to forward a message with embedded pictures, the message comes up that the pics can not be found and the recipient sees a grey box instead of the picture. If I forward the message directly from my gmail account, this doesn’t happen. Help tips from your site and across the web don’t address this problem with windows live. Is there are fix? thanks!

Hello Jeri!

In researching this problem, I found many posts, some ranging back in years, but no real good solution. It seems even Microsoft techs have not come up with a good answer. It could be an issue in the security settings in downloading email from Gmail to Live mail. It also appears that sometimes, it will put the images as a slide show, rather than embedded in the email, which if you are forwarding emails that have captions to the pictures, just doesn’t work. If the images are hosted on a web server, it’s possible that the link is not recognized when the message is downloaded or forwarded.

Unfortunately, I haven’t come across a good solution. Your best bet, if it is working to send directly from Gmail, is to just continue to send them that way.


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3 Responses to “Forwarded pictures not showing in Windows Live Mail”

  1. Allan Poe says:

    While not a solution to the problem, you can copy the images and paste them in a new email.

  2. K.Vee.Shanker says:

    Mmm… This is a vexatious problem that I too have been having for years, as Cynthia says. I tried some of the solutions on net, but they never worked. I even sought help from another reputed site, but the techie’s answer was evasive. This problem is in Yahoo Mails, and is worse in Hotmail.

    What’s interesting is that this problem is not consistent.For example, I used to forward mails with beautiful images to my own Hotmail Account.Many were received empty while some were intact, and some others were with one or two images out of many in the original.

    • K.Vee.Shanker says:

      Sorry for the name goof up Audra.I wish that WorldStart gives the option to authors for correcting their posted mails, as provided by some sites.

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