I use hotmail for my mail simply because it's easy and not succeptible to viruses. I've had a little problem lately though, I get attachments and when I click on them it asks me if I want to download, I click yes, then it asks me for my password, which I put in, then the attachment completely disappears. Not to be found anywhere. What's the deal? How do I fix it. It used to not do this till recently.
Cala I had this happen with a couple of picture files that were sent to my hotmail addy. I found the pictures right on my desktop amongst all the other clutter. When I clicked on them they opened right up from there.
Have you installed any kind of download accelerator software such as Gozilla or Download Accelerator Plus? I know the latter has a setting where it will just download a file to its default directory with no dialogue box beforehand. But if you searched your hard drive for the file and it wasn't there, that doesn't make sense, either. Did you try searching with wildcards (like cat*.jpg would bring up any files starting with cat and ending with .jpg)? You can also search for files by date in a pinch.
I doubt if it's due to Corel Photo House; I would think that would be independent of Hotmail, Susie. Does Hotmail's help files have anything about attachments? Are you using any kind of firewall or AV product you've changed recently? Try setting up a new Hotmail acct and see if it happens with the new address, too; it could be something in how you have the preferences set in Hotmail, right?