How to send a photo via Windows Maill app


  1. Posts : 547
    Windows 10 Build 1809
       #1

    How to send a photo via Windows Maill app


    Windows 10 20H2

    I am trying to use Windows Mail to replace Office 365's Outlook. I got Mail setup ok including a contact list and calendar.
    However, when I try to attach a photo to a new email message I can't get past the New Mail/Insert/Picture part. Picture is greyed out and I can go no further.

    Have I missed something?

    Thank you for your help in this.
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  2. hsehestedt's Avatar
    Posts : 2,428
    Windows 11 Pro, 21H2
       #2

    I don't have a system that has that mail client installed in front of me so forgive me for not being able to provide a step-by-step here, but I wonder if the issue might be that your e-mail is being composed in plain text mode. Take a look at the settings and see if there are any options to allow you to set the format of newly created e-mails.

    Hopefully someone else can jump in and provide more detail if you don't find anything like that.
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  3. Phone Man's Avatar
    Posts : 1,356
    Windows 10 Pro 1909 64 bit
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    I have the same thing. Only Insert File or Emoji.

    Jim
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  4. Posts : 43
    win 10
       #4

    On mine the picture option is grayed out also until I move the curser below the subject line that then it becomes selectable.
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  5. Phone Man's Avatar
    Posts : 1,356
    Windows 10 Pro 1909 64 bit
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    Br0die said:
    On mine the picture option is grayed out also until I move the curser below the subject line that then it becomes selectable.
    I just did that and it works.

    Jim
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  6. Posts : 547
    Windows 10 Build 1809
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Br0die said:
    On mine the picture option is grayed out also until I move the curser below the subject line that then it becomes selectable.
    Worked like a charm. I can't imagine the logic that made it that way!

    Thank you very much.
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  7. Posts : 2,096
    Windows 10
       #7

    Click on the body of the Email Insert > Files or Pictures, and then navigate to your picture.

    The Pictures Icon is greyed if you have the Address line or Subject line selected.

    " I can't imagine the logic that made it that way!"

    The logic is because that is not allowed in the Address line and Subject lines, security consideration as well.
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