Viewing photos embedded in AOL Email
I recently purchased a new computer and went from Win98 to WinXP. Now I have
discovered I am not getting attachments. I tried to contact AOL online for
service; was told I needed to go to Java, something new to me.
I went to Java.com and there we so many choices to download I was completely
confused and did nothing. Now my daughter say she has problems with Java and I
read Microsoft has given it up. I can not imagine getting a new
machine and NOT being able to download attachments. What would you suggest for
You are really describing two problems:
1. Newer versions of AOL include a default of "do not show pictures or
provide clickable links" in email. This is generally good, since most of
the email you receive will likely be spam, and the photos or links are
undesirable. When you are reading a legit email from your daughter, you then
TURN ON the pictures and links by clicking the little shield graphic or
accompanying letters in the upper right portion of the email window that read:
"SHOW IMAGES & ENABLE LINKS"
2. JAVA is a Sun Microsystems, Inc. product that your computer will need when
viewing some web pages that contain java scripts. Microsoft did lose a major
anti-trust lawsuit, which Sun Microsystems was party to. YES, it is a little
confusing which one to download, since the website http://java.sun.com
is very techy looking. Don't worry. When you go to most websites that require
JAVA, the webpage itself will tell you it needs JAVA or ACTIVE-X, and will
provide a clickable link to download the correct file for your system.
Personally, I just minimize AOL, and use MOZILLA or FOXFIRE to look at web
pages. You'll find it at: http://www.mozilla.org
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