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    Default Windows Live Mail and Windows Sky drive and emailed photos

    Hi folks

    My son and his father in law both have Win7 PCs (which I do not have). When they email photos using Windows Live Mail, they turn up on something called Windows Sky Drive and the recipient either views a slide show or download all. A complete pain in my opinion, but so it goes.

    My son's father in law asked for my help yesterday - he had emailed some pix to a newsletter editor for inclusion with an article, and the editor reported that the photos were too fuzzy to be included - they were useless. I tried sending an email with attachments from the father in law's PC as a test, and damn me, they turn up on Sky Drive automatically. They had been reduced from approx 3 MB per pic to around 70kb. I assume that is why they were unusable for publication.

    I couldn't find a way of circumventing Sky Drive - I wanted the pics to go to the email recipient with me in control of image size the way I am with Outlook - email sender to email recipient without some b.... cloud intermediary stuffing things around and probably storing the pics as well.

    In the short time I had available I couldn't find a work around - can someone tell me:
    a) are you doomed to this sort of malarkey if you use Live Mail?
    b) is there a workaround so that SkyDrive can be avoided?
    c) is there a way of sending full size images even if Live Mail/Sky drive incest cannot be avoided?

    Thanks for any advice.

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    Default Re: Windows Live Mail and Windows Sky drive and emailed photos

    You don't have to use skydrive, set up MANY PC's with Live mail and none have a windows live account or use skydrive.

    A lot has to do with how you send the mails.

    If you use "Photo Email"or right click the picture send to mail recipient , or try sending from Windows Live Photo Gallery - it will go Via skydrive and resize the picture, if you write a mail, then click attach, navigate to the pictures attach them, they wont resize, and send as normal.

    I use Windows Live mail for personal use on one account, and Outlook for Business, NEVER had any go via Skydrive from either.
    Last edited by wainuitech; 09-06-2013 at 12:11 PM.

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    Thanks Wainuitech. What you say about "If you right click the picture, (snip) - send to mail recipient it will go Via skydrive and resize the picture, (snip)." seems to be the solution, because I did indeed right click the pictures, and send to mail recipient.

    Thanks for the quick solution - I will email the other grandpa and tell him how to avoid this happening again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John H View Post
    and probably storing the pics as well.
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/legal...t/default.aspx
    by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting ("Posting") your Submission you are granting Microsoft, its affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses (including, without limitation, all Microsoft Services), including, without limitation, the license rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; to publish your name in connection with your Submission; and the right to sublicense such rights to any supplier of the Services.

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    B....y scary eh? I wonder how many people realise what is in the small print when they use Skydrive and other Microsoft "Services"?

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    except those aren't the Microsoft SkyDrive Ts & Cs

    these are
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/w...ices-agreement

    3.1. Who owns the content that I put on the services? Content includes anything you upload to, store on, or transmit through the services, such as data, documents, photos, video, music, email and instant messages ("content"). Except for material that we license to you that may be incorporated into your own content (such as clip art), we don't claim ownership of the content you provide on the services. Your content remains your content, and you are responsible for it. We strongly advise you to make regular back-up copies of your content. We don't control, verify, pay for or endorse the content that you and others make available on the services.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John H View Post
    B....y scary eh? I wonder how many people realise what is in the small print when they use Skydrive and other Microsoft "Services"?
    probably the same % of people who use Google and Facebook "Services"

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmercer View Post
    except those aren't the Microsoft SkyDrive Ts & Cs
    Yes, you're correct.
    I got my quote from the T&C on this page.
    Re-reading, it appears that is for use of the site itself, rather than the service/product. My bad.

    While you are here ... it would be great if you could let us all know exactly what information is being collected from MS customers in NZ that is being made available (without their knowlege or consent) to foreign agencies that are not subject to NZ laws or oversight?
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    Default Re: Windows Live Mail and Windows Sky drive and emailed photos

    I'd have suggested using webmail or something or installing a different E-mail client, but it looks like the problem is already solved.

    Quote Originally Posted by fred_fish View Post
    Yes, you're correct.
    While you are here ... it would be great if you could let us all know exactly what information is being collected from MS customers in NZ that is being made available (without their knowlege or consent) to foreign agencies that are not subject to NZ laws or oversight?
    Yeah good luck with that Fred, even if he knew the answer he wouldn't be allowed to tell us. Here's a thought, treat everything you send or put on the "internet" as if someone official might see it and understand nobody really cares what's on your computer or e-mail. I'm not paranoid, I don't have anything more than mildly embarrassing to hide and don't think somebody somewhere is filtering through all my stuff trying to find something on me. Only those with something to hide need to worry, having details about you recorded amongst millions of others is near enough to anonymous in most circumstances anyway. Still if it's the principal of the thing you object to fair enough, I just can't get worked up about it myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dugimodo View Post
    I'd have suggested using webmail or something or installing a different E-mail client, but it looks like the problem is already solved. (snip)
    Thanks. Yes, I did think of installing Thunderbird (for example), but the computer user concerned is 80 and has come to computing late in life, so I hoped I could find the least complicated solution. Wainuitech supplied that and the reasoning behind it, so all is well.

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