Unblock image downloads in Outlook

To protect your privacy from junk e-mail senders, Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 is configured by default to block image downloads from the Internet. A blocked image appears as a red X placeholder Red X graphic indicating an image can't be displayed.

Do one of the following:

ShowShow all blocked images in the message

Outlook Bar

 Notes 

  • If you want the message to show the images the next time you open the message, save the message.
  • To change the default so that Outlook doesn't block images in all messages, click Change Automatic Download Settings, and then clear the Don't download pictures or other content automatically in HTML e-mail check box.

ShowShow a single blocked image in the message

  1. Right-click the area with the red X placeholder.
  2. On the shortcut menu, click Download Pictures.

 Note   If you want the message to show the images the next time you open the message, save the message.

ShowChange the default so that Outlook doesn't block images in all messages

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  2. Click the Security tab.
  3. Under Download Pictures, click Change Automatic Download Settings.
  4. Clear the Don't download pictures or other content automatically in HTML e-mail check box.

 Note   In Outlook, picture attachments cannot be displayed in line in a message body the way they can in Outlook Express.

 
 
Applies to:
Outlook 2003