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Nowadays it is possible to insert images into email body with Gmail by following steps here, but this article explains how it can be done otherwise.

In order to embed a picture into an email not by means of Gmail(email interface), you need to have an email client such as Outlook express, Eudora, Netscape Mail or Incredimail configured to send/receive emails from your computer. This article explains how to configure Outlook express using Gmail (since it is a free service) and how to embed pictures using Outlook express. Click here to view some of the free POP( Post Office Protocol) services other than Gmail. With free POP services, it has become ever easier to configure and access emails even when you are not connected to internet. http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=10350

Configuring Outlook express with Gmail

  1. First of all download the file gmailconfig.exe from http://toolbar.google.com/gmail-helper/GmailConfig.exe
  2. You can either run this tool to configure, or do it manually by following instructions from http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=13276
  3. Next step is to enable POP( Post Office Protocol) for your account. For this log into your Gmail account, go to settings and select the tab 'Forwarding and POP'
  4. In POP download, select 'Enable POP'
  5. Now you have completed the configuration part.

How to embed picture into an email

  • Open the 'New Message' window in Outlook Express
  • Place the curser where you want to insert the image
  • On the "insert" menu click "picture"
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    Click 'browse' and select the image to embed.