# Inline images

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Subject: Inline images identifying inline images 3 Rob Mills 2007-08-10 14:36:15 2007-08-16 22:40:24

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Rob Mills - 2007-08-10 14:36:15
How can i identify firstly the evidence of, then secondly the boundaries of an inline image as opposed to an attached file ?

Thanks.

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Rob Mills - 2007-08-10 15:22:52 - In reply to message 1 from Rob Mills
just to extend this, (all tests sent from thunderbird)

+ if i send a html only email from thunderbird containing an inline image, this is identified as containing an attachment but the raw image data is contained within the html body of the image

+ if i send a plain text email with inline image then the image is lost but the alt text is shown instead.

+ if i send a multipart email then the image is lost with the attachment identified as multipart/related but not captured

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Manuel Lemos - 2007-08-16 22:40:24 - In reply to message 2 from Rob Mills
Inline images only make sense when you send HTML messages.

Usually they are embedded in multipart/related parts and tagged as inline.

You may also take a look at the MIME message composing and sending class to see how messages are sent.

`phpclasses.org/mimemessage`

For more information send a message to `info at phpclasses dot org`.