How to Add Animated Emoticons to Thunderbird's E‐Mail

Three Methods:Writing the EmailAdding EmoticonsSending the Email

Mozilla Thunderbird is an email service that mimics the standard Windows Mail. Thunderbird is very customizable, allowing you to decorate your email with emoticons, or animated emoticons, to suit any occasion. Adding emoticons is simple to do and it's a nice way to get your real meaning across to the recipient. In this tutorial, you'll discover how to insert emoticons appropriate for a birthday occasion (it's assumed that the emoticons are already saved on your computer in the 'Pictures' folder).

Part 1
Writing the Email

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    Open Mozilla Thunderbird. Write an email like you usually do, remembering to enter your addressee's email.
    • The image shows how the email will look like before adding the icons.

Part 2
Adding Emoticons

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    Find the little "Insert" icon on the tool bar (shown in the image).
    • Click on the Insert icon to get a pull-down menu.
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    Click on the "Image" option.
    • This option will open a new window.
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    Click on "Choose File" button.
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    Find an emoticon you want to insert. Highlight it (see image).
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    Click "Open".
    • It will automatically insert the icon's link into a little "image location" window.
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    Click "OK".
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    Do the same procedure for every emoticon you intend to insert.
    • This image shows how the email looks like after inserting a few icons.

Part 3
Sending the Email

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    When you are happy with how your email looks, press the "Send" button.
    • Decorate your email in this way for any special occasion.

Tips

  • The icons used in the article are animated, but not when inserted. You will see the animation if you click your mail in "Send" folder, and, of course, your recipient will too.
  • When you have a lot of friends and relatives to whom you send email regularly, it's a good idea to make a library of the emoticons in your "Pictures" folder. That way they will be handy when you need them.
  • If you already inserted an icon and then changed your mind, simply click right mouse button on it, and click "Cut".
  • The "Appearance" tab in the window allows you to manipulate the image.

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