Sending Pictures in Outlook Express

Important Note: If you are still using Outlook Express, I urge you to migrate to another safer email program. There are several email programs that are free and will not cause as many problems as Outlook Express.  A popular replacement for Outlook Express is Thunderbird.

One of the nice things about email is the ability to send pictures to family and friends. Some folks have always just selected file attachment to send their pictures and then click Send.

A better way to send pictures is to insert the picture into the email. Some Outlook Express settings will no longer allow attachments for security reasons.

So here is a brief tutorial on how to insert a picture into an email.

Make sure your settings are correct.

Screenshot Settings

Open Outlook Express and select 'Create Mail'.

Select your Send to address and the subject for the picture.

Screenshot Send to.

Next make sure you have the right format for your email to accept the picture. It must be html or rich text.

Screenshot Select format.

Then click on the Insert option and select Picture.

Screenshot Select Picture

Next find the picture you want to send, usually in the My Pictures folder.

Screenshot Find the Picture

Screenshot Select the Picture

Scroll to find the right picture and click 'Open'. When the the box comes up with the picture path, click OK.

Screenshot Picture path

Congratulations, you have inserted your picture and it is ready to send!

Screenshot You did it!

Resize pictures for faster sending!