Viewing or Playing Newsgroup Attachments
When you're reading newsgroup articles, you'll see photos (.GIF and .JPG files) people attached to their postings. Sometimes the image isn't automatically displayed and you need to click colored words (called a link) referring to it. You can set whether the link or the image itself is displayed.
To view a photo attached to a newsgroup article in Netscape News
- View the article in the normal way, as described in Reading Newsgroup Articles. An image appears along with the text in the article body pane of the Netscape News window.
- Click the colored words (usually "Attachment," followed by a number) referring to the file. If you have associated the file's type with a particular program, the program opens and plays or displays the file. Otherwise, the Unknown File Type dialog box appears.
- Click Save File. When the Save As dialog box appears, use it to specify where to download and save the file.
- Click Save.
Note: Don't confuse a link for an attached file with a link for an Internet site. It's easy to tell the difference. A link to an Internet address contains text like what you see in the Location (also called Address, or URL) text box, near the top of the browser's main window (e.g., http://www.microsoft.com/).
The displayed image exists only in your computer's temporary memory (RAM), but you can save it to a disk.
To save a copy of an attached image
- Right-click the image, then click Save This Image As on the pop-up menu. When the Save As dialog box appears, use it to specify where to download and save the file.
- Click Save
You can view or play attachments other than photos. See Viewing attachments other than photos portion of Advanced Information.