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Windows 7: Animated Gifs in Windows Live mail?


26 Aug 2010   #1

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Animated Gifs in Windows Live mail?

HI THERE
I AM NEW TO THIS TYPE OF HELP AND NEW TO WINDOWS7 WHAT I AM FINDING IS IT IS HARD TO GET SUPPORT FROM ANYONE OR TO CONTACT MICROSOFT I RANG THEM BUT NONE OF THE OPTIONS THEY OFFERED ME SUITED MY PROBLEM, ANYWAY THIS IS MY PROBLEM I AM USING WINDOWS LIVE MAIL, WHEN I TRY TO PUT A GIF FILE INTO THE BODY OF MY EMAIL IT DOES NOT SHOW THE ANIMATION, COULD ANYONE PLEASE TELL ME WHAT I AM DOING WRONG I NEVER HAD A PROBLEM AT ALL IN WINDOWS MAIL BUT THIS ONE LEAVES A LOT TO BE DESIRED I THINK IF IT AINT BROKE WHY FIX IT ANYWAY HOPE SOMEONE CAN HELP ME THANKS
MARGIE....................
PS I AM JUST AN AVERAGE COMPUTER LITERATE PERSON AM FINDING IT HARDER WITH EACH NEW OS PROBABLY AGE HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH THAT SO PLEASE BE PATIENT


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26 Aug 2010   #2

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hi Margie and welcome.

It's my understanding that animations no longer appear when composing an email but will appear when they are received. You could check this out by sending an email to yourself.
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26 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

After unsticking your caps lock key, you might check the options for sending mail and make sure it's set to send in html rather than text.
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26 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you marsimar I have tried sending myself an email with my gif file inserted but the animation does not appear. I love doing my emails but I am really getting frustrated with Windows Live mail. I have sorted most things out this is the only thing I am still having problems with. 'Many thanks
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26 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 
margie

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
After unsticking your caps lock key, you might check the options for sending mail and make sure it's set to send in html rather than text.
I have html checked thanks
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26 Aug 2010   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Did some more research and found this website. Couldn't try out the instructions because I don't use WLM.

Windows Live Mail Animated gif - Tech Support Forum
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26 Aug 2010   #7

 
 

Welcome MARGIE!

I also have difficulty with small print on some web pages. I use the FireFox Web Browser which allows me to make just the text larger and easier to read:

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Cheers!
Robert


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26 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 
margie

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Did some more research and found this website. Couldn't try out the instructions because I don't use WLM.

Windows Live Mail Animated gif - Tech Support Forum
thanks i will try that link
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26 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MARGIE View Post
Thank you marsimar I have tried sending myself an email with my gif file inserted but the animation does not appear. I love doing my emails but I am really getting frustrated with Windows Live mail. I have sorted most things out this is the only thing I am still having problems with. 'Many thanks
GIF animation is not a function of email in the least bit. Likely, a sizable portion of your email recipients miss either the animation or the GIF entirely depending on the software they use to read your message. If you want to show someone an animated GIF file, upload it to drop.io (Simple private real-time sharing and collaboration by drop.io) and link to it as well as inlining it. Inline HTML mail attachments are not universally supported and as such many of your recipients are probably missing the joke and think you're daft.
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26 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MARGIE View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Did some more research and found this website. Couldn't try out the instructions because I don't use WLM.

Windows Live Mail Animated gif - Tech Support Forum
thanks i will try that link
i have done what you said in that link and i am so happy thank you a thousand times over your help was greatly appreciated i have printed off the instructions till i get used to doing it
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