Outlook - Correct an email problem - Asked By GD Lemaire on 20-Mar-12 06:54 AM

Can someone please try to assist me with this problem?

When I receive an email via my Outlook email program, I can not see the pictures in it.  On some emails I get  a message saying I need to "enable all message content".  I tried a few things to fix this - it just started about 3 weeks ago...  I fiddled around with settings thinking I had selected/deselected something there... all to no avail.  My computer uses outlook as my default / selected email program and my internet service is provided by Verizon FiOS. 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Pat Hartman replied to GD Lemaire on 20-Mar-12 12:53 PM
The following is a picture of the dialog in O2010 showing my settings.  It should be similar in O2007.  It is much safer to leave the pictures undisplayed unless you specifically want to view them.  They seem to be the current favorite delivery method for malicious code.
Devil Scorpio replied to GD Lemaire on 20-Mar-12 02:32 PM

Please follow this


When you open an e-mail message in Microsoft Outlook Express on a computer that is running Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), the areas in the e-mail message that are supposed to contain images are blocked. These areas display a red X placeholder. Additionally, you are prompted with the following message just above the content window of the e-mail message:
Some pictures have been blocked to help prevent the sender from identifying your computer. Click here to download pictures.

This behavior occurs because of the new Block images and other external content in HTML e-mail security option. By default, this option is turned on in Outlook Express after you install Windows XP SP2.

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.

To work around this behavior, turn off the Block images and other external content in HTML e-mail option.
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How to enable Internet images in Outlook Express
To 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.

1. Click Start, point to Programs, and then click Outlook Express.
2. On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Security tab.
3. Click to clear the Block images and other external content in HTML e-mail check box.

Reference - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/843018
Jitendra Faye replied to GD Lemaire on 21-Mar-12 12:04 AM
I think Images are blocked , so follow these steps to unblock images

  • Click the InfoBar at the top of the message, and then click Download Pictures.

Outlook Bar


  • 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.
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