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  • Numbers6.24 Level 1 (0 points)
    This is the same problem
    I'm having with my 3GS. I can not foward
    pictures or attchments. I have even
    gotten a different email ....still not able
    to forward pictures or attchments from
    my iphone. Took iPhone to apple made
    sure it is up to date. They thought it might
    be a yahoomail problem. So I got gmail and
    livemail . Same problem. ??? What can
    be done to fix this.
  • jwpatrick Level 1 (0 points)
    Michael, I think what you are describing is different from what I am describing.
    I may not be presenting it clearly, but the problem I am describing doesn't involve initiating an email from the iPhone using a stored picture, but receiving an email from an outside source with an attachment such as an imbedded photo and then forwarding it from the iPhone to others. When sent this way, my phone is not attaching the pictures that came to the phone with the original email on the email others receive. They are visible on the iPhone when I view the original email to me, and even on the copy I send back to myself from the iPhone when I forward it. The pictures simply aren't going with the email to any other email accounts including pulling the cc'd one up on my home computer. I can forward the same email, on the same account, from my home computer and it is fine as long as the forward initiates from somewhere other than the iPhone. Hope I have been clearer on the problem I am encountering. Have reported it to Apple, but no response. I also have a 3GS with the latest 3.1.2 software updated from ITunes.
  • Michael Black Level 7 (20,416 points)
    As I said though I did indeed forward a picture received by email:

    iPhoto image, sent from my own domain-name IMAP account using Apple mail on my computer, to my gmail IMAP account on my iPhone - image appears fine on iPhone. Forward that message on iPhone to my yahoo (free web mail) account - again, image appears fine on iPhone and in yahoo's web mail app.

    The original iPhoto image was taken with a 6MP digital SLR and uploaded onto my computer a couple of years ago. It had never been sync'd with the iPhone and only appeared on the iPhone as an attachment to the email I sent myself from my computer. I've since forwarded that picture from my iPhone to two other people with iPhones (one 3G and one 3GS, father and son duo I know), and they received it fine and one even forwarded it back to me.
  • jwpatrick Level 1 (0 points)
    Agreed, I was simply trying to revisit what I am seeing and point out there may be a subtle difference in our situations. Thanks for providing additional information. This is a real pain and the more viewpoints, the greater the possibility of resolving.
  • raysmith63129 Level 1 (0 points)
    Two of us have the same problem and have experimented with it some. Unfortunately it seems pretty random. Our experiments today were with simple jpg pictures we had taken on a digital camera (no modifications). The problem is always with the forwarding function from the iPhone. Sometimes we could see the jpg after being forwarded from our iPhone and sometimes we could not. One message my son sent me I opened on the iPhone first and then in Windows Mail thinking the same file would go to both devices. My iPhone could see the jpg but my PC had the red X. Later I forwarded one to my son and he tried the same thing with his Apple laptop. In that instance, his laptop could see the jpg but his iPhone could not. We just couldn't get a consistent definition of the problem but something is wrong with the forward function in emai when there are attachments involved.
  • wmdilson Level 1 (5 points) are not missing anything here...Michael is!!

    I have the same problem since updating to software right b4 mms was launched.
    My other iphone has 2. soemthing version and works fine. I am not sure why Apple is having a hard time understanding the issue unless there are too many Michael's working there. I would like a partial refund of my data plan from Apple as it is not an AT&T issue. My local Apple store said Apple is aware of the issue and working on it. This has been since beginning of October. Go figure!!!

  • dmacdaddy007 Level 1 (0 points)
    Had the same issue recently. Here is how I resolved it.
    Go to the settings in gmail (web version).

    Under the general settings make sure the following are set:
    Browser connection: "HTTPS"
    Outgoing message encoding: "Use Unicode (UTF-8) encoding for outgoing messages".

    My messages forwarded from gmail (including attachments and embedded objects) on the iphone now work just fine.
  • jasonb b Level 1 (20 points)
    Yep, the issue is when someone sends you an email WITH pictures, and you get the email on your iphone and try to forward it to others. It sometimes works, but other times the pictures don't show up for the other person.
  • artcoffee Level 1 (0 points)
    I got the same problem, is this fix yet?
  • mikey630 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same problem here also
  • Safras Level 1 (0 points)
    I registed to find out a answer for this email embaded attachment,
    I also have the same proble. I can see the email with embaded attached photos but when I forward it will ask fo include and even if i include the person who is receving will not get the email with embaded attached mail, but he will only the text. when I use iPhone 2G with OS2 there was no problem, but now I am using iPhone3G and OS 3.1.2..

    Please help, I need this badly
  • Numbers6.24 Level 1 (0 points)
    this is the same problem that I'm having. It doesn't seem the phone because I got another phone and still have the same problem.It doesn't seem to be the email server because I can send from my laptop using the same account.but not from my phone. I'm wondering if it is something in an update that is sent to the phone? have done restore that dosen't work either.
  • Crackerjack78 Level 1 (0 points)
    My company is experiencing the same problem. This thread has been active for a very long time with no Apple input. If this device is expected to be a viable corporate solution then Apple needs to be more responsive and quickly correct these types of problems.
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 (77,170 points)
    This thread has been active for a very long time with no Apple input.

    All these forums are user to user only and there is never any Apple input, nor any liklihood they will ever read them given the huge volume of messages. To bring issues to Apple's attention you need to use the feedback channel which they do read:
  • grigsbot Level 1 (0 points)
    I am having the same problem, I had forwarded several emails and the same thing- No attachments! I have found a solution that works for me, it may not be forwarding but it works none the less. When I receive an email that I want to forward I simply click on the picture and it asks if you want to save the individual photo or the number of photos included in the email. I select the number then leave my email and go into the camera roll and select all of the attachments that came with the original email. At this point simply share the photos with whomever you would like adding contacts and send it. It has worked every time. As for the photos, I delete them from my phone once I am finished. Hope that helps.