You have to post your image somewhere else in the
internet, them link it in your webmail, i.e. your image must
be externally hosted in the internet to be accessible, then,
you insert it.
Sorry, but that is just so not true.
I own a couple of photo sharing groups here on Yahoogroups and
members send photos to the groups all the time, and nobody on either
of those groups has to do that.
In fact, the members of the groups are primarily not even registered
with Yahoogroups as members, most of them I added manually, they
receive messages via email and I would be willing to bet there are
some of them that do not even know there is a web site for the
One of the groups is made up entirely of co-workers at the factory I
work at, the group is growing by word of mouth, co-workers hear
other workers talking about pictures that were sent recently and the
rest is history. When someone asks me how they can become part of
it, I ask them for their email address and I just add them.
And we all send pictures, embedded in the text message, with text
above the image and beneath the image.
Once in a while a member asks how to do that.
It seems the ones who can't do it are insistent on using some kind
of software that just won't do it.
Personally, I am using Mozilla, both Firefox and Thunderbird.
Thunderbird has the typical icons atop the page, File, Edit, and so
on, and one of them is "Insert".
If you click on that, it opens up a window asking you what you want
to "insert", whether it be a link or an image and so on, I think
there are about 8 options.
If you click on "Image" yet another little window opens asking you
to browse to wherever the image is on YOUR computer, and click on
When you do that, it is immediately placed in the email you are
typing, and you can go right ahead and keep typing more text below
This is not adding an attachment.
If you check the settings for this group, it states that attachments
are "Stored on Site", which is in contrast to two other options, one
being to send attachments in email messages, the other being not to
accept attachments at all.
This means that if you attach a picture, in order to see it, a
member would need to go to the group web site to see it.
However, even though this group is set to store attachments on site
and not include them in messages, you can still send them through
the group and have text after the image, in other words embed the
image into the text.
I took that picture myself at the steam train festival in Rock
Island, Illinois, a couple of weeks ago.
Now, unless there is something about this group that I do not know,
such as moderators blocking the image I just included, it should go
right through the group and you should be able to see it.
The potential problem is that messages to this group are moderated
and a moderator may take my image out, just to attempt to prove me
We will see.
There is no limit to how many images you can insert into a message,
other than the message being too large for Yahoogroups, and their
limit is huge.
Chuck Neuenschwander <annandchuck@...>
Friday, August 12, 2011 10:39 AM
[Y-Mail] embedded pictures
I just don't get it........
if I receive an email with embedded pics
I can copy the contents
then paste to a NEW email
edit it contents
and send it to whomever
with the pics embedded.
BUT if I have a JPG and want to embed it in
a new email
instead of attaching it,
I can't come up with a way to get it done.
A simple copy-and-paste won't work.
I've pasted it into WORD, with text before
and after it,
copied the whole mess,
pasted into a NEW email
and I get all the text along with a
place-holder box for the JPG.
What do I have to do to build an email with
a pic in it?
Other people can apparently do it, or I
wouldn't receive such emails.
This has happened to me on various
computers, with various OSs.
Sure would like to solve this.