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Reply Email with Picture appear "OLE Object: Picture (Device Independent Bitmap)"

    Question

  • Receive a Rich Text format email.  There is a picture embeded in the message body.  When press a Reply button, the picture will become a sentence "<<OLE Object: Picture (Device Independent Bitmap)>>".

    But when press the Forward button, the picture will not change to a sentence.

    Any one know how to fix it and can tell why will have this problem?

    Thanks. 

    Thursday, September 22, 2011 8:43 AM

Answers

  • Hello,

    What you are experiencing is “ By Design”.

    When replying to messages in Rich Text format, embedded images in the message body, including signature are removed and replaced by the following text:

    << OLE Object: Picture (Device Independent Bitmap) >>

    This behavior does not occur in Microsoft Outlook 2003 with Word as the editor, which is the available comparable configuration in Microsoft Outlook 2007 or 2010.

    Workaround:
    =======

    Reply in HTML rather than RTF format; however, this is not at the discretion of the original sender, but of the replier


    Hope this helps

    Thanks

    Thursday, September 29, 2011 11:20 AM
    Answerer

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  • Hi,

    I was able to reproduce this on my test environment, I'll try to verify if this is by design or by any way we can modify it.


    Sincerely,

    Max Meng
    Forum Support
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    Monday, September 26, 2011 9:34 AM
    Moderator
  • Thank you for your help.
    Tuesday, September 27, 2011 2:31 AM
  • Hello,

    What you are experiencing is “ By Design”.

    When replying to messages in Rich Text format, embedded images in the message body, including signature are removed and replaced by the following text:

    << OLE Object: Picture (Device Independent Bitmap) >>

    This behavior does not occur in Microsoft Outlook 2003 with Word as the editor, which is the available comparable configuration in Microsoft Outlook 2007 or 2010.

    Workaround:
    =======

    Reply in HTML rather than RTF format; however, this is not at the discretion of the original sender, but of the replier


    Hope this helps

    Thanks

    Thursday, September 29, 2011 11:20 AM
    Answerer
  • Do you have any Microsoft KB or Microsoft Technet Article or Whitepaper that discrible this design?

     

    Thank you for your help.

    Tuesday, October 18, 2011 4:34 AM
  • That has got to be the dumbest "Design" in history!

    Why would one want to hide the images from those who've already seen them, but show them to those who haven't???  Maybe the Designer was trying to save everyone disk space and redundancy.  Thanks for nothing, idiot.  :-P

    At least there is an easy workaround: Forward, then manually copy all the To and Cc over from the original message.

    The brain-deadedness of the workaround is proof that the "Design" is dumb.

    Thursday, September 05, 2013 3:01 PM