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    How can I get my format to stay the same as when I send it. I can set
    italics, and it returns with //'s around it instead of italics. I set
    other things and they come back differently. How can I set Thunderbird
    so it receives mail the way it was sent, and sends mail as intended?

    Also, we still haven't gotten an answer to why Thunderbird won't sent
    pictures which have been embedded into the text. I NEED that feature.

    Maybe these two things are related.

    Joseph




  2. Re: Formatting changes in transit

    Joseph wrote:
    >
    >
    > How can I get my format to stay the same as when I send it. I can set
    > italics, and it returns with //'s around it instead of italics. I set
    > other things and they come back differently. How can I set Thunderbird
    > so it receives mail the way it was sent, and sends mail as intended?
    >
    > Also, we still haven't gotten an answer to why Thunderbird won't sent
    > pictures which have been embedded into the text. I NEED that feature.
    >
    > Maybe these two things are related.
    >
    > Joseph
    >
    >
    >


    In your account settings (not the outgoing server), have you set up the
    account for HTML or plaintext messages by default? You cannot embed
    images into plaintext, and special fonts appear there as *bold*,
    /italics/ or _underlined_. Also, plaintext is preferred in most
    newsgroups and mailing lists (including this one). If you try to send
    binary attachments (such as images) to this newsgroup, your post will be
    dropped and no one will receive it.


    Best regards,
    Tony.
    --
    UNIX was half a billion (500000000) seconds old on
    Tue Nov 5 00:53:20 1985 GMT (measuring since the time(2) epoch).
    -- Andy Tannenbaum

  3. Re: Formatting changes in transit

    *-* On Mon, 10 Mar 2008 06:31:06 -0500,
    *-* In Article
    mailman.549.1205148689.2568.support-...ts.mozilla.org,
    *-* Joseph wrote
    *-* About Formatting changes in transit

    [ ... ]

    > Also, we still haven't gotten an answer to why Thunderbird won't
    > sent pictures which have been embedded into the text. I NEED that
    > feature.


    If you're referring to forwarding messages (inline, not as
    attachments) containing embedded images, the only way I've found to do
    it is to, in effect, re-create the original. If there's only one or a
    few image(s), but if there are a lot of them it gets extremely
    tedious. :-(

    Ken Whiton

    FIDO: 1:132/152
    InterNet: kenwhiton@surfglobal.net.INVAL (remove the obvious to reply)

  4. Re: Formatting changes in transit

    Joseph wrote:
    >
    > OK, here's what I've done:
    > 1. I've set all my incoming accounts to HTML
    > 2. I've changed all individuals in my address book from "Unknown" to
    > either "HTML" or "Plain Text"
    > a. Lists are all set to plain text.
    > b. Individual persons are all set to HTML
    > 3. I sent an HTML eMail (with photo) to several of my personal accounts
    > (set to receive HTML).
    > a. All returned with text but no photo.
    > b. I resent the eMail with a new smaller photo to each of the addresses.
    > Each still received the eMail with text but again, no photo.
    >
    > There's GOT to be a way I can send photos which are within the text....
    > especially when I've got everything set for HTML.... except for lists.
    >
    > Oh yes, this eMail WAS in the same font I'm using now, but it's
    > changed.... one reason for this thread.
    >
    > Joseph


    I don't know then.

    Next time, please reply to the newsgroup/mailing list, not by private
    mail, so that if (like today) I take a day off, or if (like this time)
    the problem baffles me, someone else can see your post and answer it.


    Best regards,
    Tony.
    --
    Blood flows down one leg and up the other.


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