Posted on 06/19/2014 at 12:00 AM by Jeffrey Bruner

Email software is very protective, almost to a fault, in its drive to protect you from anything you might find offensive.
One thing many programs do is not display images unless you tell it otherwise. So I've created this handy list of tips for some of the the major email programs. (If yours isn't listed, email me and I'll find the answer.)

GMAIL: Should automatically display images unless you tell Gmail otherwise.


1. Choose Mail > Preferences, and then click Viewing.
2. Select or deselect the “Display remote images in HTML messages” checkbox to show or hide the images.


1. Open Outlook 2010.
2. Go to the Ribbon and select File.
3. Click Options.
4. In the left pane, select Trust Center.
5. Click the Trust Center Settings button.
6. Select Automatic Download from the left pane.
7. Uncheck the Don’t download pictures automatically in HTML e-mail messages or RSS items checkbox.
8. Click OK.
9. Click OK to close the Outlook Options window.


  1. Go to the menu Tools and click Options
  2. Then in the same window click on the Security tab and then click "Change Automatic Download Settings ....."
  3. In the new window:
  4. Uncheck "Do not automatically download pictures or other content ...."
  5. Click OK



1. Open Windows Mail by clicking the Start button, clicking All Programs, and then clicking Windows Mail.
2. Click the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Security tab.

3. Clear the Block images and other external content in HTML e‑mail check box, and then click OK.

  1. Select “Tools” | “Options”… from the Eudora menu.
  2. Go to the Display category.
  3. Make sure “Automatically download HTML graphics” is selected.
Here's instructions on how to disable the "block external images" feature.
Thanks for helpful hints
Deb Mackenzie | 05/24/2018 at 02:31 AM
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