How do I send pictures in email?

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Old 06-28-2001
Question How do I send pictures in email?

I know how send a html page through mailx, but how do I show the pictures(gif,jpeg,etc.) in the email?
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Old 06-28-2001
if you mean as an attachment then you can do a search on the board for that answer. or check in the faq for the answer.

if you are talking about inserting a picture into the body of an email. sounds like a good question.
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Old 06-28-2001
Yeah, I mean in the body of the file.

I tried using MIME by inserting these lines in front of a gif file.

From: "user"
To: "To"
Subject: "subject"
Mime-version: 1.0
Content-Type: image/gif; name="name.gif"

The result is the gif file is unreadable. This was tried from sending email from solaris to outlook. I tried the Content-Transfer-Encoding line, but that doesn't seem to make a difference.
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Old 06-28-2001
You need to make encode the binary file into text, either with uuencode or (preferably) mimencode. You cannot send binary data directly through email.

Inserting a picture into the "body" of the email is the same as creating a MIME multi-part message. Some mailers will show the picture in-line. Others will just show it as an attachment. Check out the faq for info on how to create attachments, etc.

Also search the board or the web for info on mimencode.

Also see my reply to recent thread titled "Using MIME to send html files". You need to use the same concept, except one of your sections will contain the mimencoded data (with appropriate Content-type)

Last edited by PxT; 06-28-2001 at 07:38 PM..
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Old 06-28-2001
Thanks a lot! I just tried it out and it works, although it won't show the picture, you have to click on the icon to see it. That's probably mailx's fault so I'm not sure if there is much I can do about it.
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