In article <noone-8CE303.16281302082003news.newsguy.com>,
LadyMovieFan <noonenowhere.zzz> wrote:
> Get kind of tired of there being file problems...I can't attach more than one
> because she can never get them if there's more than one...so I just do one at
> time for her and then from time to time she says she can't view them.
> She's on an old 266mhz iMac running OS8.5 - not sure what version AOL
> but I know it's not latest as when she has done upgrades, it was only when I
> came over to help her do it and I don't recall what the last upgrade I helped
> her with was.
Couple of problems.
First you CAn send morethan one image at a time but when you do that
AOl uses a compression utility to put them together as one file. On a
Mac they allegedly use Stuffit and on a PC a ZIP utility. That may
have changed in later versions.
If the image is scrunched up and displays in the message body there
may be something arwy with theway you are sending them. Are you
inserting the image code in the body of th emessage or adding it as a
true attachment. It soulds like you are doing the former.
When sending attachments to an AOL user they are not completely
attached. As a security measure against viruses and unwanted mail all
attachments are held on the AOl end and only the body of the message
is sent when they access mail. Then you get prompted to take the
download or not.
Downloaded images should show up in the AOL downloads folder. Have
her try opening one of the images in that folder in another graphics
program if she has any. "Big Picture" is a good easy utility for
viewing. Or she can open the image separately in a stand alone web
If she is not using AOL 5 she may want to upgrade to that level at
least. She cannot get inline images with AOL 3 and AOL 4 was at best
only partly good at that.