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Blog images not showing in Sharepoint email alerts

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  • I have been using Live Writer to blog on our corporate MOSS 2007 site blogs. The blogs have been configured to sen instant/daily blog alerts to all subscribers. 

    The images that I insert into my blog using Live Writer do not appear in the email alerts received by the subscribers (on Outlook 2007). However, they appear perfectly on the blog site.

    Next, I tried using MS Word to create a blog post with images and published it on the MOSS site. This time the blog alert (email) was showing the images. 

    I think Windows Live Writer is not uploading the inserted images to a valid folder on MOSS. Here's the location it is using to store the images:

    ...Blog/_attach/image_2_75145DCC.png

    I checked but this folder structure does not exist on the MOSS site. Whereas, MS Word uploads the images to the following valid location.

    Blog/Lists/Photos/070110_1349_Postingimag1.png

    There should be a way in Windows Live Writer to configure the location (folder) where the images should be uploaded.

    Thursday, July 1, 2010 2:05 PM

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  • I ran into this problem in SharePoint 2010 and discovered that the actual post from Live Writer works as intended, but the email that is generated by SharePoint incorrectly links the image. 

    Here is the real URL of where the image resides that was uploaded via Live Writer: ../Lists/Posts/Attachments/13/image_thumb_4C99B85E.png

    Now, here is the URL that is referred to in the email alert: ../_attach/image_2_4C99B85E.png

    Conversely, if a new post is created and a picture is uploaded via the built in Blog Tools,

    the picture is uploaded by default to the Photos library of the blog site.  Then, the email alert that is generated by SharePoint contains the actual photo, not a link.

    My work around is to use the built in blog editing tools if there is an alert on the posts list and I am posting something with a photo.  If no photo is involved, or there are no alerts to worry about, Live Writer works fine.


    MCSE + I

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012 3:02 PM