is a question I get asked frequently. How do I save the pictures someone
sent me in my e-mail?
I will show both
Outlook Express and Yahoo e-mail.
Express is no longer available. Most folks use Yahoo or Gmail.
any attachment, you should check it with your antivirus program before
(You do have an up to date antivirus program do you not?)
principle still holds- MAKE A BACKUP BEFORE DOING ANY MAINTENANCE.
Actually you should do a backup regularly anyway.
comes the problem of finding the attachment after it is saved.
You need to know how to use some Windows tools.
If you can't find it & you noted the name of the file,
Windows 98 Find or
Windows Me/XP Search to locate the file.
recommend using Windows Explorer to look
at files in your hard drive.
If you saved the file in My Pictures, open that folder and look for
the file name.
Double click the file to open it.
for Yahoo e-mail. When you open a message in Yahoo any photo attachments
may display in the message. Sometimes it is just an attachment at
You can right click the photo and choose Save As or choose the attchment.
Here is an example of a typical e-mail message with a photo attached:
that there is a box allowing you to scan with Norton. If a photo is
displayed, this is unnecessary
since a photo cannot include a virus. If it is any other kind of attachment,
be sure to perform this scan.
You can save an attachment and run the scan on the saved file also.
Just don't Open it until it is scanned.
e-mail program work the same. MSN, AOL, Hotmail, etc.
One serious warning: It is possible for a photo to send data
to the sender.
Do not open a picture unless you know what it is and who sent it.
Be sure you have the preview pane turned off in the View menu.