HTTPS linked images in HTML emails display the red X

Gilt für: Outlook 2019Outlook 2016Outlook 2013


When you are using Outlook, images will display a red X instead of the actual image. And, when you try to download the image you receive the following error:
The linked image cannot be displayed.  The file may have been moved, renamed, or deleted.  Verify that the link points to the correct file...
This error is shown in the following figure.



This problem occurs when the Internet Explorer Security setting Do not save encrypted pages to disk option is enabled. 


To resolve this problem, disable the Internet Explorer Security setting Do not save encrypted pages to disk.

  1. Exit Outlook
  2. Open Internet Options, and then click the Advanced tab.
  3. Under the Security heading, click to disable the Do not save encrypted pages to disk option.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Start Outlook.

In the event you are unable to disable the Do not save encrypted pages to disk options, it is being managed by Group Policy. Please contact your system administrator to determine the appropriate configuration for this setting.

Group Policy

More Information

Do not save encrypted pages to disk setting is managed by the following registry data:

  • Without Group Policy: 

    Key:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
    DWORD: DisableCachingOfSSLPages 
    Value: 1
  • Group Policy:

    DWORD: DisableCachingOfSSLPages 
    Value: 1
  • All users on a machine:

    • 32-bit Office on 32-bit Windows, or 64-bit Office on 64-bit Windows

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
    • 32-bit Office on 64-bit Windows

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \software\Wow6432Node\microsoft\windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings