Reader Jack wrote to ask about an occasional problem, in which email images are not displayed in some of the emails he receives:
Infrequently, I’ll receive an email like this one I have forwarded to you that contains pictures, but they show up on my monitor as boxes with little “x’s” in the upper LH corner.
Is there any way to view them or should I delete and move on?
Also, why does the text in the message slop over the side and the entire line is not visible at one time?
Often, it means either they forwarded the email and their email program did not attach the embedded files, or they linked to files on their computer without actually embedding the files in the email.
However, sometimes, the problem is actually your email program. Some users have reported success in being able to see the images by clicking on the Forward button in their email program. It doesn’t work all the time, but it’s worth a try…
Regarding text going off to the side, email programs usually have FAKE word-wrap that happens when the email is sent. Instead of the email program of the receiver/reader handling the word-wrap task, the sending email program puts a carriage return in the last blank space before the 72nd character. it looks like word wrap, but the carriage returns are now hard coded in the email.