Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Is there anyway I can attach an animated GIF to email so that it plays? Right now it only shows 1 frame.

Thank you

share|improve this question

migrated from Dec 12 '09 at 14:33

This question came from our site for system and network administrators.

Try – Sasha Chedygov Dec 12 '09 at 6:06
I sure hope not... The potential for abuse ans misuse far outweighs the value you might get in a very few appropriate situations. – Zoredache Dec 12 '09 at 6:18
plays where? this is dependent on the client – Aleksandar Ivanisevic Dec 12 '09 at 9:23

Send it as an attachment, or embed it as a link.

Depending upon your (and their) email client, it may or may not appear animated on the recipient's end, but at least the image will be sent to the recipient(s).

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.