Set options for downloading Internet pictures

By default, Outlook doesn't automatically download pictures in e-mail messages if the pictures are stored on the Internet. This practice helps to protect your privacy because downloading an Internet picture can alert the sender that your e-mail address is active and that you received the message. However, you can turn off this preference or choose to download Internet pictures only from your saved contacts.

Note: This procedure doesn't affect attached pictures or pictures that are embedded in the body of a message.

  1. On the Outlook menu, click Preferences.

  2. Under E-mail, click Reading.

  3. Under Security, select the option to specify when you want to automatically download pictures from the Internet.

See also

About security in Outlook

Customize junk e-mail protection

Block or unblock a sender

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