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How To: Receive pictures by E-mail (attachments).
WARNING: NEVER open any e-mail attachments on-line. ¬†If you can, download the file to your hard drive, where you can scan it with your anti-virus before viewing it.
What, nobody has written this topic? ¬†Here is how to know when you have received a photo (or other attachment) in your e-mail, and how to open or save it. ¬†Note that some e-mail protocols automatically open and display photos. ¬†I don't care for that system, these instructions are for those a little more cautious about virus attacks.
This example uses Hotmail, the principle is the same for most other e-mail products.
1. Here is a series of e-mails from my former student and famed author, Howard, all of which have attachments. ¬†See the little paper clip symbols? ¬†That paper clip indicates Howard has sent me some files for viewing.
2. Open the e-mail, just like you would to read it, but notice a series of file names across the top. ¬†These are the e-mail attachments Howard has sent me.
3. Click on any of the file names, and a menu will appear asking if you want to open or save the file. ¬†I highly recommend you do NOT open it. ¬†Opening files on-line spreads viruses.
4. ¬†Download (save) all the attachments to a folder where you can find them. ¬†Larger files take more time to download. ¬†Note the process has renamed this file as "image.jpg". ¬†I would rename it again to something more meaningful.
5. Open your folder where you downloaded the files. ¬†(At this point I would use my anti-virus to scan those files. ¬†This article does NOT tell you how to scan the files, only recommends that you do so before opening.)
6. You can open the files and view them if you have the correct software on your computer.
Note: For those who caught it, notice Howard has sent me a movie (video) file that I cannot view this type of movie on my system. ¬†It is the attachment that ends with the "mht" suffix. ¬†Therefore, I will not download that file. ¬†But thanks, Howard, anyway.
Just a reminder that it is foolish to open any files on-line if you have the option to download them to your computer and view them locally. ¬†Most viruses are spread by people opening files on-line.
Always download important documents, files, or photos, so that you have a copy of them on your computer. ¬†Files that are not downloaded are stored on your e-mail server, where they are subject to such vagaries as snooping, bankruptcies and subpoenas, kind of thing.
For those fooled by the photo, you don't have X-ray vision. ¬†The pattern of the panties is printed on the outside layer of the skirt fabric.
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