This option helps you avoid viewing potentially offensive material, enables you to decide which images that you want to download, and helps reduce the junk e-mail messages that you receive. We recommend that you leave this option turn on and that you download images for trusted messages only. To do this, click the Infobar to download the images for each message. The Infobar is the banner that is near the top of a trusted e-mail message.
How to enable Internet images in Outlook ExpressTo manually work around this behavior, turn off the Block images and other external content in HTML e-mail option. To do this, follow these steps.
Warning The Block images and other external content in HTML e-mail option is a security feature that has been included in Windows XP SP2 to protect your computer against junk e-mail (spam). We recommend that you do not turn off this option.
- Click Start, point to
Programs, and then click Outlook Express.
- On the Tools menu, click
Options, and then click the Securitytab.
- Click to clear the Block images and other external content in HTML e-mail check box.
- Click OK.
To prevent this kind of Web beacon, where an HTML e-mail message contains references such as links and banners to an external URL, the Outlook Express HTML viewer does not automatically render the external content. Instead, when you open the e-mail message, the areas in the message that typically contain embedded images instead display a red X placeholder.
To download external content for an individual e-mail message so that you can view the blocked images, click the embedded hyperlink in the following text, just above the content window in the e-mail message: