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bjclark70
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August 17, 2013 - 1:43 pm
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I downloaded a number of icons to my gmail “drafts” to use with my email. For some reason, the icons have all reverted to little black boxes with a white “x” and are labeled “inline images”. Can anyone tell me what I have done now? Thanks.Inline-images.pngImage Enlarger

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August 18, 2013 - 4:03 pm
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Hi bj - Can't help with this one mate, sorry. I don't use Gmail at all.

From the image, my guess would be that some setting needs to be adjusted within Gmail. The images are there but the "X" seems to denote that they are being blocked.

Cheers... Jim

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August 18, 2013 - 4:47 pm
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I think you're right as I have those same icons in my "Pictures" and they are displaying fine. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find the setting in Gmail that's blocking them. Thanks for trying, though.

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No problem bj. I've asked Dave to take a look at this, he is a prolific Gmail user. He's away at the moment though so won't be able to respond immediately.

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The text displayed is called Alt text and it is part of the html specification. Alt text is rendered by the HTML engine of browsers and email clients when the actual image isn't available. The alt text is in the same HTML statement that specifies the image location, size, and placement, so your picture in the above post tells me that the images are not where you told gmail they are.

This could mean they are not is the same location, or the actual file names have changed (i.e., you renamed the files). I would simply try re-inserting them. If that doesn't work we'll need to dig deeper to see what the HTML of the email calls for and where the files actually are.

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August 20, 2013 - 9:30 am
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I copied one of the "inline image" boxes, pasted it to a newly composed email, and sent it to myself. When I received it, it appeared as an icon! I tried to copy and paste the icon back into "drafts" but it reverted to the "inline image" box again. Do you think "inline image" is the way Gmail stores icons when there are too many of them? Thanks for your time.

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I played around with Gmail and discovered that when you are composing an email, a number of little icons will appear on the very bottom line. One of them looks like a camera, and when you click on it you can add an icon or photo to your email from your "pictures" collection. It's a perfect way to add images! No more trying to save images in "drafts" and no more inline image problems!

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Problem solved! Laugh

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