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Post Posted October 1st, 2004, 4:29 am

Anyone else have this problem? When I try to have an image in my sig (it's for a good cause - spread firefox), I get this error:

"There was a problem including the file "blah" in the message. Would you like to continue sending the message without this file?"

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Post Posted October 1st, 2004, 4:37 am

Can you post your sig? Place your sig between [code]your sig[/code] BBCode.
Extensions for Thunderbird: <a href="http://jpeters.no-ip.com/extensions/?page=tb_cs">Contacts Sidebar</a>, <a href="http://jpeters.no-ip.com/extensions/?page=tb_ts">Timestamp</a> and <a href="http://jpeters.no-ip.com/extensions/?page=tb_aes">Allow Empty Subject</a>

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Post Posted October 1st, 2004, 6:20 am

<a href="http://www.spreadfirefox.com/?q=affiliates&id=15653&t=86"><img border="0" alt="Get Firefox!" title="Get Firefox!" src="http://spreadfirefox.com/community/images/affiliates/Buttons/125x50/takebacktheweb_125x50.png"/></a>

Exactly as stated in the spread firefox site... and it renders correctly as you compose it (i.e. you can see the sig and image as it should appear as you type it)., it's just as you try to send it that it fails...

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Post Posted October 1st, 2004, 6:23 am

Doh... that was supposed to be html free, but that is the end result i was after

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Post Posted October 1st, 2004, 6:39 am

Or I could actually read your post, here is the code:

Code: Select all
<a href="http://www.spreadfirefox.com/?q=affiliates&id=15653&t=86"><img border="0" alt="Get Firefox!" title="Get Firefox!" src="http://spreadfirefox.com/community/images/affiliates/Buttons/125x50/takebacktheweb_125x50.png"/></a>

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Post Posted October 1st, 2004, 7:21 am

I expected this to happen :-D

Strange, I get the same error as you do. I can send a message with this sig if I make the Firefox image a remote image, that is I do not send it with the message, but I the image is displayed from the mozilla server. This is the code to do this:
Code: Select all
<a href="http://www.spreadfirefox.com/?q=affiliates&id=15653&t=86"><img
  border="0" alt="Get Firefox!" title="Get Firefox!"
  src="http://spreadfirefox.com/community/images/affiliates/Buttons/125x50/takebacktheweb_125x50.png"
  moz-do-not-send="true"/>
</a>


Another solution is to download the image to your hard drive and link in your sig to the image on your hard drive. The image will be send embedded in the message:
Code: Select all
<a href="http://www.spreadfirefox.com/?q=affiliates&id=15653&t=86"><img
  border="0" alt="Get Firefox!" title="Get Firefox!"
  src="file:///path/to/takebacktheweb_125x50.png"/>
</a>


Hope this helps.
Extensions for Thunderbird: <a href="http://jpeters.no-ip.com/extensions/?page=tb_cs">Contacts Sidebar</a>, <a href="http://jpeters.no-ip.com/extensions/?page=tb_ts">Timestamp</a> and <a href="http://jpeters.no-ip.com/extensions/?page=tb_aes">Allow Empty Subject</a>

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Post Posted October 1st, 2004, 4:15 pm

Yep, it's fixed, I just assumed Thunderbird kept it as a remote image, thanks for the help.

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Post Posted October 3rd, 2004, 11:43 am

does the code go in the signature line in the thunderbird account options?

if not, how do I set up my email to accept this, currently it does not, my use this signature is ticked

ik

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Post Posted October 3rd, 2004, 12:42 pm

You have to select a plain text file in the "Attach this signature". This plain text file must have a .html extension and in this file you put the code from my previous post.

See the knowlegde base for more info about signatures: http://kb.mozillazine.org/index.phtml?t ... Signatures
Extensions for Thunderbird: <a href="http://jpeters.no-ip.com/extensions/?page=tb_cs">Contacts Sidebar</a>, <a href="http://jpeters.no-ip.com/extensions/?page=tb_ts">Timestamp</a> and <a href="http://jpeters.no-ip.com/extensions/?page=tb_aes">Allow Empty Subject</a>

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Post Posted November 11th, 2004, 8:19 pm

Fantastic help Jeroen p .. many thanks. i have my signature sorted now thanks to your html examples. very helpful thank you.

cheers,

A

not sure if your interested, but here is the final sig that worked nicely. i've placed all the logo pics on my hard drive, so if anyone wanted to do the same, they'd have to find the logos they wanted to use and change what i've done. but thanks to joeron p externally linking is fairly easy too!)

Code: Select all
Alex Leonard<br><br>
---------------------------------------------<br>
<br>
<table border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="2" width="100%">
  <tbody>
    <tr>
      <td valign="top"><a href="http://www.spreadfirefox.com/?q=affiliates&id=15653&t=86"><img
  border="0" alt="Get Firefox!" title="Get Firefox!"
  src="file:///C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\word docs\signatures\firefoxlogo.gif"/></a></td>
      <td valign="top"><a
 href="http://www.mozilla.org/products/thunderbird/"><img border="0" alt="Get Thunderbird"
 title="Download and install thunderbird, the open source alternative to Outlook Express"
 src="file:///C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\word docs\signatures\thunderbird_large.png"/></a></td>
      <td valign="top"><a href="http://openoffice.org"><img
  border="0" alt="Get OpenOffice!" title="Get OpenOffice!"
  src="file:///C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\word docs\signatures\openofficelogo.gif"/></a></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td valign="top">Firefox is the free open-source alternative to
Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Support this community effort to take on
the might of Microsoft. Check their web page for more information.<br>
      </td>
      <td valign="top">Thunderbird is the free open-source alternative
to Microsoft's Outlook or Outlook Express. It is an excellent mail
client. Check their web page for more information.<br>
      </td>
      <td valign="top">Open Office is another free open-source project.
This is a full-featured complete office package easily matching
Microsoft's horrendously expensive Office package. Free for download.
Try it out!</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td valign="top"><br>
      </td>
      <td valign="top"><br>
      </td>
      <td valign="top"><br>
      </td>
    </tr>
  </tbody>
</table>
<br>
<br>
<br>
BBCode
------------------------------------------------
damn, nerding is becoming too much fun

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Post Posted January 20th, 2005, 10:45 pm

I have read all these posts. I don't think I'm stupid but there is something that I am just not getting. When I try to link to the FF or TB "spread the word" buttons it just comes out in raw html. I've fiddled and fiddled with it. Any thoughts?

<u>Matt Jeffries<br>

Zenbyte@gci.net<br>

</u> &lt;a href="http://getfirefox.com/" <br>

title="Get Firefox - The Browser, Reloaded."&gt;&lt;img <br>

src="http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/buttons/firefox_80x15.png"<br>

width="80" height="15" border="0" alt="Get Firefox"&gt;&lt;/a&gt; <br>

<br>


<pre class="code">&lt;a href="http://www.mozilla.org/products/thunderbird/"<br>title="Get Thunderbird - Reclaim Your Inbox"&gt;&lt;img<br>src="http://sfx-images.mozilla.org/affiliates/thunderbird/thunderbird_blog1.png"<br>width="94" height="15" border="0" alt="Get Thunderbird"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;<br><br><br><br><br><br></pre>

<br>

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Post Posted February 3rd, 2005, 2:19 am

Reply to above:
Are you saving your sig as a separate .html file??

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Post Posted February 19th, 2005, 5:14 pm

I am having the same problems, I get the "There was a problem including the file "blah" in the message. Would you like to continue sending the message without this file?" message.
My html is as follows:

<html>
<head>
<title>Assinatura</title>
</head>
<body>
<p><img src="carta.gif" width="17" height="13"> <br>
Yoram David<br>
A partado 15<br>
7701-909 Almod&ocirc;var<br>
Portugal</p>
<p><img src="telpreto.gif" width="18" height="18">/<img src="fax.gif" width="23" height="19"><br>
286 454 194</p>
</body>
</html>


Thanks for any help.

Yoram

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Post Posted February 19th, 2005, 5:21 pm

Ops.. forgot t disable html...

<html>
<head>
<title>Assinatura</title>
</head>
<body>
<p><img src="carta.gif" width="17" height="13"> <br>
Yoram David<br>
A partado 15<br>
7701-909 Almod&ocirc;var<br>
Portugal</p>
<p><img src="telpreto.gif" width="18" height="18">/<img src="fax.gif" width="23" height="19"><br>
286 454 194</p>
</body>
</html>

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Post Posted February 19th, 2005, 11:47 pm

Surely the easiest way is to let TB do the HTML
Copy the code for the FF image you want.
Open TB - Write, Type in any text you wish to be part of your signature.
Go to - Edit - Select all.
Then go to Insert - HTML.
In the window that opens place your curser where you wish the image to be and paste in the copied code.
Select all and copy.
Next open Notepad or a similar simple text editor and paste in the HTML.
Then save, making sure that you give it a HTML ext. (Signature. html) for example.
Then do the usual in TB, that is go to Account Settings and follow the procedure.
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