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Outlook - Image Preview

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Ruben Rodriguez

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I have recently upgraded from Outlook Express to Outlook. I love it except I got used to previewing images (jpg, gif, etc.) in the "Preview" message Body in Outlook Express. And in Outlook I have to double click the file, tell it it's ok for me to open it, and then wait half a second for the image viewer to come on.

A true hassle. Like I said before in Outlook Express I basically never had to open a message because the preview would always show the image i was receiving.

I looked everywhere in Outlook and tried to find a setting that would allow me to turn it on with no luck.

In addition, I downloaded and installed a free Outlook Add on that would allow me to 1 click preview images (one by one - sigh) but it made my Outlook crash so I uninstalled it.

I hope someone know of a setting i can switch so I can once again be lazy and Preview images as I did in Outlook Express

Thank you/
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Arjen De Winter

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Hi Ruben,

Have you seen this (http://support.micro....com/kb/831608/) article? "How to use the Automatic Picture Download Setting feature to determine how Outlook 2003 blocks external HTML content"



Edited by Arjen De Winter, 17 November 2005 - 07:28 AM.

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Ruben Rodriguez

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Thank you for the link but it didn't allow me to preview images as in outlook express. Do i have to set up a "safe" user list of senders?


1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
2. Click the Security tab.
3. Under Download Pictures, click Change Automatic Download Settings.
4. Clear the Don't download pictures or other content automatically in HTML e-mail check box.

Note In Outlook, picture attachments cannot be displayed in line in a message body the way they can in Outlook Express.

OK this kinda tells me this option is not available with Outlook :tazz: :)

Does anyone know of any reliable Outlook Add Ons that will allow me to view email image attachments easier instead of clicking on each a billion times?


Edited by Ruben Rodriguez, 17 November 2005 - 09:19 PM.

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