Mac MAIL: Sending Pix to PC users problem

Discussion in 'macOS' started by LynneB, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. LynneB macrumors newbie

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    I am fairly new to the Mac. But this Mac Mail program is really confusing. I receive pictures almost every day in mail, I send some to folks with PC;s. Sometimes they all get it, sometimes they all just do not. How do I set up the Mac Mail so that I can simply forward pictures without having to pull them off the original email, and then, attach them, I would like to forward them only. I would really like some help with this, thank you so much in advance. Lynne B
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    In Mail, select the Edit/Attachment>Send Windows Friendly Attachments menu selection.
     
  3. ARF900 macrumors 65816

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    Beat me to it.
     
  4. LynneB thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But...but...

    I read that before I came here, and it makes you try and pick out a file rather than just allow you to reply. Does that make sense to you? In other words, when I choose Windows Friendly Attachments, it opens another window and tries to get me to ATTACH a photo. I simply want to REPLY to an email that has pictures within the email and send those forward.

    I hope this makes sense, I have been working since 4am and confusion is at my door. Whew.
     
  5. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Open Mail. In Mail click on the menu item "Mail" and in the drop-down select "Preferences". In the pop-up Click on "Composing" and make sure you put a checkmark in "include All the original message text".

    Next time use the Help menu and it would have told you this.
     
  6. LynneB thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your response! Let me tell you this: I DID use the Help Menu and no matter how I tried to put in the correct problem I was having in the SEARCH box, I did not get the answer you sent as a Help feature. I did do my research before jumping over here, I opened EVERY single feature on the Mail menu searching for a way to bring pictures in. I did see the feature your presented, however, I did not think TEXT was pictures. You know, I see NOW that message text does not mean ONLY text, but I am incredibly literal and I thought TEXT is TEXT and let it go without really thinking about it. I hope that clears up what looks like a lack of time put into research. Gratefully, Lynne
     
  7. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Actually, all email is transmitted as text. There are exceptions, but attachments are encoded and appended to the host message as 100% 7-bit ASCII text.
     
  8. LynneB thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for explaining. I am not at all sure what that means, but I guess it means that pictures will come in with text if you have the right settings turned on. Anyway, I re-sent the last email to those who said I CANNOT SEE THE PICTURES, and did it as a test. I am awaiting response as I type.
     
  9. LynneB thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay I did this, and I sent the original message that I had problems with and one person got the pictures, the rest did not. THen I sent another, same problem, no pictures got sent. Any other suggestions?
     

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