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Windows Live Hotmail: Can you use background images?

  1. #1


    Danny Guest

    Windows Live Hotmail: Can you use background images?

    Using Windows Live Hotmail(the old web-based MSN Hotmail) I
    occasionally receive emails where the forwarded portion contains a
    stationery-like background image. I have tried from time to time to
    send Hotmail messages created at the Hotmail website that contain an
    image background....snowflakes for Christmas, hearts for Valentines,
    etc etc.

    I have read that Hotmail strips all background information except for
    that included in the <TD> table data field. Supposedly background
    images will show up, but I have yet to create an html/css/table based
    email where I can see the background image behind the text. Does
    anyone know how to write this code so that emails created in Hotmail
    can have stationery-like background images?

    Thanks

    Danny

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  3. #2


    PA Bear [MS MVP] Guest

    Re: Windows Live Hotmail: Can you use background images?

    This newsgroup deals with Windows Live Mail (mail client), not Windows Live
    Hotmail, Danny.
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
    AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
    DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

    Danny wrote:

    > Using Windows Live Hotmail(the old web-based MSN Hotmail) I
    > occasionally receive emails where the forwarded portion contains a
    > stationery-like background image. I have tried from time to time to
    > send Hotmail messages created at the Hotmail website that contain an
    > image background....snowflakes for Christmas, hearts for Valentines,
    > etc etc.
    >
    > I have read that Hotmail strips all background information except for
    > that included in the <TD> table data field. Supposedly background
    > images will show up, but I have yet to create an html/css/table based
    > email where I can see the background image behind the text. Does
    > anyone know how to write this code so that emails created in Hotmail
    > can have stationery-like background images?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Danny

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    Danny Guest

    Re: Windows Live Hotmail: Can you use background images?

    Could you recommend a newsgroup that would be more appropriate? I'm
    having a hard time finding a newsgroup that is strictly devoted to the
    web-based Hotmail email service.

    Danny

    On Jan 19, 3:56*am, "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABear...@xxxxxx> wrote:

    > This newsgroup deals with Windows Live Mail (mail client), not Windows Live
    > Hotmail, Danny.
    > --
    > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    > MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
    > AumHa VSOP & Adminhttp://aumha.net
    > DTS-Lhttp://dts-l.net/

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    Ildhund Guest

    Re: Windows Live Hotmail: Can you use background images?

    That's because there isn't one, despite countless requests over the years.
    The closest you'll get is microsoft.public.msn.discussion.
    --
    Noel

    "Danny" <hokiewolf@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:db4a896a-9ab6-4bd1-b2df-56dbbe2e2f86@xxxxxx

    > Could you recommend a newsgroup that would be more appropriate? I'm
    > having a hard time finding a newsgroup that is strictly devoted to the
    > web-based Hotmail email service.
    >
    > Danny
    >
    > On Jan 19, 3:56 am, "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABear...@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >> This newsgroup deals with Windows Live Mail (mail client), not Windows
    >> Live
    >> Hotmail, Danny.
    >> --
    >> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    >> MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
    >> AumHa VSOP & Adminhttp://aumha.net
    >> DTS-Lhttp://dts-l.net/


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  6. #5


    Ildhund Guest

    Re: Windows Live Hotmail: Can you use background images?

    Danny wrote...

    > Could you recommend a newsgroup that would be more appropriate? I'm
    > having a hard time finding a newsgroup that is strictly devoted to the
    > web-based Hotmail email service.
    Just for fun:
    http://www.microsoft.com/communities...c-592115602a44

    Note the date.
    --
    Noel



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  7. #6


    PA Bear [MS MVP] Guest

    Re: Windows Live Hotmail: Can you use background images?

    Try microsoft.public.msn.discussion

    Danny wrote:

    > Could you recommend a newsgroup that would be more appropriate? I'm
    > having a hard time finding a newsgroup that is strictly devoted to the
    > web-based Hotmail email service.
    >
    > Danny
    >
    > On Jan 19, 3:56 am, "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABear...@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >> This newsgroup deals with Windows Live Mail (mail client), not Windows
    >> Live
    >> Hotmail, Danny.
    >> --
    >> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    >> MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
    >> AumHa VSOP & Adminhttp://aumha.net
    >> DTS-Lhttp://dts-l.net/

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #7


    _mikebs Guest

    Re: Windows Live Hotmail: Can you use background images?

    Noel:
    That is just sad and how did you even find that post? How about going to microsoft.public.windows.live.helpcommunity_platform.feedback newsgroup?
    --

    Thanks, Mike - Windows XP Pro SP2 WLM 12.0.1606.1023
    _______________________________________________
    "Ildhund" <jnllb@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:C6A23AEE-9F7E-46AD-8764-CF74B06E42AD@xxxxxx
    Danny wrote...

    > Could you recommend a newsgroup that would be more appropriate? I'm
    > having a hard time finding a newsgroup that is strictly devoted to the
    > web-based Hotmail email service.
    Just for fun:
    http://www.microsoft.com/communities...c-592115602a44

    Note the date.
    --
    Noel



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #8


    Ildhund Guest

    Re: Windows Live Hotmail: Can you use background images?

    It's amazing what you fall over when you're looking for something else.
    What's saddest is that newsgroups - as a non-revenue customer service - seem
    to be at the bottom of MSFT's priority list, on a sort of palliative care
    only regime. As for the group you mention, it seems to be populated (like
    its Custom Domains sibling) entirely by posters of the "plz help!!! my
    webcam dont work? msn sucks!!!" variety.

    "_mikebs" <someone@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:uyZzHNCXIHA.4896@xxxxxx

    > Noel:
    > That is just sad and how did you even find that post? How about going to
    > microsoft.public.windows.live.helpcommunity_platform.feedback newsgroup?
    > --
    >
    > Thanks, Mike - Windows XP Pro SP2 WLM 12.0.1606.1023
    > _______________________________________________
    > "Ildhund" <jnllb@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:C6A23AEE-9F7E-46AD-8764-CF74B06E42AD@xxxxxx
    > Danny wrote...

    > > Could you recommend a newsgroup that would be more appropriate? I'm
    > > having a hard time finding a newsgroup that is strictly devoted to the
    > > web-based Hotmail email service.
    >
    > Just for fun:
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/communities...c-592115602a44
    >
    > Note the date.
    > --
    > Noel
    >
    >

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  10. #9


    ...winston Guest

    Re: Windows Live Hotmail: Can you use background images?

    To save you the effort of reposting to the correct newsgroup, you can not
    modify the coding of a hotmail message to achieve the desired intent.
    The only option available in the web interface is to modify the background
    color.
    To embed an image as a background, you must use a different email client.

    Finally, even if one embeds a background(e.g using a jpg file), Hotmail may
    still convert the background to an attached file.
    - I.e. nothing gained.

    FYI for future reference:

    MSn/Hotmail groups
    Nntp:
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsof...msn.discussion

    On the web:
    http://www.microsoft.com/communities...msn.discussion

    --
    ...winston
    ms-mvp windows live mail


    "Danny" <hokiewolf@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:0624aba3-c701-407f-9470-7a05b65eaa25@xxxxxx
    Using Windows Live Hotmail(the old web-based MSN Hotmail) I
    occasionally receive emails where the forwarded portion contains a
    stationery-like background image. I have tried from time to time to
    send Hotmail messages created at the Hotmail website that contain an
    image background....snowflakes for Christmas, hearts for Valentines,
    etc etc.

    I have read that Hotmail strips all background information except for
    that included in the <TD> table data field. Supposedly background
    images will show up, but I have yet to create an html/css/table based
    email where I can see the background image behind the text. Does
    anyone know how to write this code so that emails created in Hotmail
    can have stationery-like background images?

    Thanks

    Danny


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  11. #10


    Bob White Guest

    using e-mail stationary in hot-mail

    Danny if you find out how to do it please let me know. I use outlook at work with our mail server and create signatures and send e-mail with a simple "Notebook Theme" stationary. When I send a message to my hotmail account the stationary does not show up and My signature is double spaced.
    Thanks for any help.
    Bob

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