92. Disable Download Images Option In
You have probably noticed that, when receiving an
email in HTML format via Windows Mail, that there
are no graphics. The only thing that you can see,
aside from the text of the email, is the graphic
placeholders and these usually contain a red cross.
It is not unusual for senders of HTML based email
to add extra code to the graphics to enable the
email to, effectively, 'phone home' to tell the
sender that you have actually opened the email and
read it. Because of this Windows Mail blocks this
action by disabling downloaded images in HTML
Of course Windows Mail does give you the option
of seeing the images simply by clicking on the
option to allow the images at the top of the email.
However, if you don't want the hassle of having to
keep giving your permission fro the images to be
downloaded you can actually disable this feature
1/ Open Windows Mail.
2/ From the main toolbar, Click
the Tools button.
3/ From the Drop Down menu that
appears, Click Options.
4/ In the Options window, Click
the Security tab.
5/ In the Security Tab window
look for the section marked Download Images.
6/ Within this section you will see the option
Block images and other external content in
7/ Click on the box to the Left
of this option and Remove the
8/ Finally Press OK.
9/ The next time you download any HTML emails the
images will download with them.