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    using Thunderbird in windows 8


    I was very disappointed with the window8 email program as my cable provider uses pop & the window8 does not allow pop. I tried windows live mail but it was flaky because it was not compatible 8. Now I installed Thunderbird & so far am very satisfied with it. In fact I like it better than live mail on windows 7. jimjoh


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    Yep Tbird is very good.
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    Yeah thunderbird is really good.I started using it this year and haven't regretted it. The only drawback on Windows 8 is there's no TB metro app. And mozilla do not plan to make one.
    Hopefully they change their mind.
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    Thunderbird installed well for me on Windows 8. Configured my pop email well. One problem: it refuses to display embedded html (no signatures with graphics, no embedded pictures) I found the options to enable them in TB, but it makes no difference. TB17 will not display embedded images in Windows 8. Anyone else have that problem? Or better yet, a solution.
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    I have Thunderbird on Windows 8 as well and it's working fine. I'm ambivalent about whether they make a Metro version since most of the other apps I use are also desktop, not Metro. I don't really need another minute reason to visit Metro.
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    So when you get an incoming email with embedded graphic, TB displays the graphic when you read the email? With my Windows 8 installation, instead of the graphic, I simply get the text name of the graphic that I sent, for example,

    graphic name
    This is the text of the email which follows the graphic.
    -----
    I have, of course, changed the settings to allow imbedded pics and to display in original html. No difference. In my client's case, it's an important consideration.
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    Mozilla are committed to open source and web standards, Microsoft are not so I doubt there will ever be a Metro app.
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    Bobby,

    Embedded pictures display normally in Tbird for me. I don't recall having to set anything special for this, it just worked. However, I did migrate Tbird 17 from XP by moving the profile with MozBackup - but I don't recall setting anything in XP either.

    Also, when I embed pictures in emails I can see them. Do you see pictures in emails from your Sent folder?
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    For me it was a fresh install of TB17 on a new Windows 8 machine. The problem comes not from outgoing TB emails, but from incoming (actually from Outlook10. If I paste in a graphic on Outlook and send it to my machine with TB/Windows 8, the email looks as though I had not pasted the graphic in. But I did. If I CC to O10, O10 sees it just fine. Attached graphic files seem to work fine, but all embedded pics are filtered out somewhere.

    BTW: Many thanks for your time and attention.
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    OK, finally figured it out. The inconsistency was introduced by the sending email client (Outlook 7). One of my customers was sending in rich text rather than HTML. When I had him change it to HTML, TB has no problem rendering the file properly.

    Appreciate the help, hopefully this will be useful for someone somewhere. Bottom Line: Thunderbird 17 performed as advertised for embedded graphics.
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