3/22/04 Get your email graphics back
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) - 3/18/04 5:01 PM
I just started using Outlook 2003 and discovered that it doesn't automatically display the images in my e-mail--I have to right-click them to see them. As a graphic artist, I need to see the images in HTML e-mail immediately. Is there any workaround?
Submitted by: Pam C. of Waterville, ME
Actually, Pam, you CAN make it so your pictures in HTML e-mails show. Microsoft intentionally did this as a security feature to prevent viruses and harmful code from being run automatically as soon as the HTML picture was shown.
In order to turn this feature off, open up Outlook 2003 and up top on the menu bar select TOOLS, then select OPTIONS from the list. Now, click on the SECURITY tab. Look just below the middle of this section for the button labeled "CHANGE AUTOMATIC DOWNLOAD SETTINGS" and click it. The first item that has a check mark controls whether or not the pictures and HTML automatically download. If you take the check mark out, it will allow the pictures to come in as soon as you view the e-mail.
One suggestion, though. If you work in a corporate environment and have a Network Administrator, send him a quick e-mail to make sure it's okay with them to turn this security feature off. Also, make sure that your anti-virus is up-to-date and that it has the ability to scan e-mail AND web pages for viruses and harmful code. If you turn this feature off, you want to make sure you are still protected.
Submitted by: Ron P. of Colfax, NC
Thank you Ron for a great submission!