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Windows 7: Thunderbird Attachments Prob., More On

16 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Thunderbird Attachments Prob., More On


As I've posted before, still trying to understand why Thunderbird (vers. 3) is quirky
(for me) when trying to send Attachments.

Oh, the good old days with Outlook Express !
Was simple, worked very well, and had about everything anyone could want.
So, of course, MS eliminated it.

Anyway, I think the problem is best illustrated by my trying to send the following desktop shortcut icon that goes to:
Galapagos Conservancy

It just refuses to send it as an Attachment.

Was wondering if anyone using Thunderbird might try opening up this link, creating a shortcut to it on their desktop, and see if they can send an e-mail back to themselves with the shortcut as an Attachment.

I have been able to send other Attachments (with Format set to "Auto") O.K.

From "Page Info.", it says: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
and is about 16 KB in size

Is there something "special" about this link to their site ?

BTW: never thought about this, but when sending an Attachments to e.g., a web page, is it possible to just send the shortcut to it ? I notice that when I Attach a shortcut, and click on the received e-mail with the shortcut Attachment, the shortcut isn't what opens up-rather, it's the actual web page.

Again, thanks for the help and your time; appreciate it,

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

I just right clicked the link you posted (Galapagos Conservancy in blue text) and chose send link.

That forced open a "write" windows in Tbird.

This text:


appeared in the body, but it was in ordinary black text, not a link. NOTE: The text did not actually include the leading q. I put that there when composing this message. Otherwise, it would appear in this message as a valid hyperlink containing the actual words Galapagos Conservancy.

I then entered my email address in the to box and sent it.

It arrived immediately. In the received mail, the same text appeared, but now it is a link.

When I poked the link in the email, I was taken to the site.

Did you see my response to your similar post of yesterday??

Not sure any of this answers any of your questions.

Part of my confusion is your use of the term "shortcut", when I would call it a link or hyperlink.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 64bit
From OP:


Guess I missed your answer yesterday.
My fault. Should have kept checking.

Will try again, using your suggestions.

Thanks so much for all your help; really nice of you.

Am in my 70's now, and this stuff isn't becoming any easier.
Must be doing something dumb, wrong, or both.

Will keep playing with it.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

16 Jan 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Or why send a link as an attachment, just add the link to the text of the email.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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