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TECH TIP:  Sending HTML Email

There are several ways to send graphics within the body of an email without sending them as attachments.  The easiest way is to simply click on the Insert menu and select Picture.  Then find the picture (click on Browse) and insert it into the body of the email.  In this email I have inserted 4 gifs.

The 2 main types of pictures that can be sent by HTML mail are jpegs and gifs.  Jpegs are usually photographs and gifs are usually line art (cartoons, banners and other artwork). 

A work of caution:  If you intend to send pictures or graphics in this way, be sure they are relatively small.  Do not send large pictures - pictures that take a lot of memory (like 500K or larger)  Try to limit your pictures to under 100K in size.  It takes time to download  (receive) large graphics and pictures.   How do you tell what size a picture is?  Right click on it and select Properties - you will see the size of the picture in bytes or in kilobytes). 

OK - there are other ways to send HTML email - some are quite easy and some are quite techy. You can read more tips about composing and sending HTML email here:
http://www.slipstick.com/mail1/html.htm

It is not possible to send HTML mail using web-based email accounts like Hotmail or Yahoo.  You can, of course, just attach the pictures and send them that way.

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