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I've been trying to increase my use of Snapzilla, but at crucial moments when i'm taking images - i'm unable to send on to the website using the slpics email. It's really intermitant and quite frustrating. Has anyone else exprienced this or is it a known thing?

The usual reason is that the server is unreachable.

 

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I just tried it and it works seamless for me.
Although you have to wait a few minutes before the picture shows up in Snapzilla.
Did you use the right e-mail address? pics@slipics.com

While at it: My new home at Mando Coast taken today (via Snazilla of course):

 
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You mean pics@slpics.com?
 
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Yes i'm using the correct email address. it's really hit and miss for me. sometimes i've been taking pictures to save to disk at a much higher resolution, then want to save a version directly to Snapzilla too and i change the settings... it then doesn't work. I thought it was osmehting to do with that, so tried to replicate today by logging in and out with the email settings saved, but that didn't seem to work on first attempt either. About a minute after i took the above screen shot the email went with no problems. but someitmes i've tried and it hasn't gone after 6 attempts.

I can't repeat the problem to suggest what's changed on my end. So i was wondering if there were any server issues around the time i took this pic?

Great pic of your houseboat Sid. Love it :)
 
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Hopefully your ISP isn't transproxying your email or something creepy like that.
 

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Grr... and just tried again. See screen grab:

 

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Hopefully your ISP isn't transproxying your email or something creepy like that.
Sorry, i wouldn't know about that or how to change it if it did. I doubt it if it works sometimes though?
 

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FYI that is SL's service failing, not the Snapzilla site. One thing I have noticed depending on your resolution and image quality settings, their postcard sending can fail at times. Allison had to turn hers down a bit at 4k resolution under settings (the tab next to the one where you fill in the email). Try adjusting your settings there to see if it helps.
 
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I thought emailed snapshots were sent directly from your computer.
 

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I thought emailed snapshots were sent directly from your computer.
No the send email feature sends out postcard emails, which are sent out by SL's servers. The postcard includes the image and metadata like the avatar name, sim name and location. Snapzilla parses thoses emails and extracts the image and metadata.

You can also upload images directly to Snapzilla, but not through email.
 

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No the send email feature sends out postcard emails, which are sent out by SL's servers. The postcard includes the image and metadata like the avatar name, sim name and location. Snapzilla parses thoses emails and extracts the image and metadata.
Wait, it actually uploads the image and then sends it out again? I thought that metadata was set by an SMTP sender in the SL client. Dang.
 

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Wait, it actually uploads the image and then sends it out again? I thought that metadata was set by an SMTP sender in the SL client. Dang.
Yes, it is done server side - it uploads to their server and then it gets sent out as email. When I first launched Snapzilla, LL tried to co-opt it. They were grabbing images that were being sent to it and showing them on secondlife.com until I complained.
 

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FYI that is SL's service failing, not the Snapzilla site. One thing I have noticed depending on your resolution and image quality settings, their postcard sending can fail at times. Allison had to turn hers down a bit at 4k resolution under settings (the tab next to the one where you fill in the email). Try adjusting your settings there to see if it helps.
Thanks Cris, yes i thought it could be that, so i never do anything more than around 2500px width. It still doesn't work everytime. I'll have to hunt for a Jira to complain to.
 

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Thanks Cris, yes i thought it could be that, so i never do anything more than around 2500px width. It still doesn't work everytime. I'll have to hunt for a Jira to complain to.
It seems to be the quality as well that affects it- this is how I have mine set. Current Window uses the full resolution.

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