Outlook 2007: Download Pictures Automatically

Outlook does not permit the automatic download of pictures in email messages as a security measure to help prevent possible spamming. It does permit images from sites in your Trusted Zone to show but blocks all others. Using the steps in this tutorial, you can override this feature.


Before you begin the steps below, open your Outlook account.

1. Click Tools.

2. Select Trust Center.

3. In the left pane, select Automatic Download.

4. In the right pane, uncheck the Don’t download pictures automatically in HTML e-mail messages or RSS items checkbox.

5. Click OK.

Note: These steps only work for Outlook 2007. For previous versions, you will need to follow the tutorial described here.

 

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37 Responses to “Outlook 2007: Download Pictures Automatically”

  1. December 01, 2008 at 1:49 pm, TJP said:

    Thank You!!!

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  2. March 12, 2009 at 7:20 pm, Chris said:

    Brilliant and simple.

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  3. April 02, 2009 at 4:40 pm, Carlos Morales said:

    Hi.
    How can configure this option by GPO.

    Ideas?

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  4. April 20, 2009 at 5:46 pm, simon said:

    Very useful, thanks.

    Reply

  5. October 15, 2009 at 9:29 pm, Anonymous said:

    Your suggestion worked beautifully. Thanks! ANita

    Reply

  6. December 26, 2009 at 11:53 am, kak rohim said:

    nice post..
    thx

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  7. January 16, 2010 at 6:43 am, Anonymous said:

    i did that but made no changes

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  8. February 02, 2010 at 4:56 pm, Anonymous said:

    So easy ! Thank you :)

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  9. April 13, 2010 at 1:52 pm, Elaine said:

    Excellent concise help.

    Reply

  10. May 25, 2010 at 6:22 am, isimsiz said:

    thank yoo

    Reply

  11. May 25, 2010 at 6:22 am, isimsiz said:

    thank you

    Reply

  12. June 15, 2010 at 5:59 pm, Muzaffar Shahkhan said:

    Thanks U Techno guy

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  13. June 23, 2010 at 7:54 pm, Hp said:

    thank you so very much

    Reply

  14. August 03, 2010 at 8:45 am, Davebuck54 said:

    Where are the pictures downloaded to?

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  15. August 16, 2010 at 3:36 am, Wayne said:

    have done this but still dont get the pictures only get squares with cross in corner

    Reply

  16. August 26, 2010 at 1:53 pm, BasilioNt said:

    Deu certo, so achei aki a resposta…Valeu mesmo

    Reply

  17. September 13, 2010 at 1:43 pm, Simon said:

    Brillianr! thank you!

    Reply

  18. October 12, 2010 at 5:53 pm, Waz said:

    The check box for “Don’t download pictures…” is greyed out and cannot be unchecked.

    Reply

  19. January 05, 2011 at 4:39 pm, Abc said:

    Good job, trawled net for this, first page that was any use!

    Reply

  20. February 06, 2011 at 7:58 pm, Laurambowman said:

    did not work, any other advice?

    Reply

  21. February 25, 2011 at 2:21 pm, Ei Mäleta said:

    Working nice!
    Thanks!

    Reply

  22. March 20, 2011 at 12:38 pm, Acayip_adam said:

    yes yes very good indeed… never even knew of Trust Center

    Reply

  23. April 19, 2011 at 6:44 am, Ahmed_online_pk said:

    Thank you .It is working and solve my problem

    Reply

  24. June 20, 2011 at 6:43 am, Peter said:

    thankyou :)

    Reply

  25. October 18, 2011 at 6:06 am, Dave said:

    Great Help Thanks

    Reply

  26. December 24, 2011 at 2:52 am, Chavalit Uransathian said:

    I have follow all your step but nothing happen.

    1. Click Tools.

    2. Select Trust Center.

    3. In the left pane, select Automatic Download.

    4. In the right pane, uncheck the Don’t download pictures automatically in HTML e-mail messages or RSS items checkbox.

    5. Click OK.

    Reply

  27. January 29, 2012 at 8:19 pm, mildew said:

    Thanks for this. Always hard to find this solution.

    Reply

  28. October 08, 2012 at 8:16 pm, musaab tariq said:

    thanks

    Reply

  29. March 08, 2013 at 2:24 pm, Tom Nissley said:

    Did what was suggested but still can’t get pictures to show in emails

    Reply

  30. March 15, 2013 at 7:10 am, waseem said:

    thanx, but still required the internet connection to disply in html

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  31. March 18, 2013 at 5:48 pm, Beardy said:

    This NO LONGER works, since the most recent round of Microsoft updates, the setting is there, but is ignored.

    Time Microsoft woke up, if we wanted a text only email client, we’d install one, It’s not the first time they’ve broken outlook in the name of security, rather than actually fixing it..

    I’m now off to go look at thunderbird!

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  32. June 08, 2013 at 5:23 pm, Russell said:

    DID NOT work for me.
    I just want to have graphics displayed in my email.
    No instructions I have received have worked…….

    Reply

  33. June 24, 2013 at 2:52 pm, Jim said:

    I had the problem of photos not showing in Outlook 2007 after updating windows. I fixed it by checking for available windows updates and selecting the net framework update. Seems it doesn’t get installed unless you ask for it.

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  34. July 23, 2013 at 1:13 pm, Pramod said:

    It’s good one..

    Reply

  35. December 09, 2013 at 5:21 pm, Don said:

    still will not download pictures automatically. help please.

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  36. January 22, 2014 at 3:42 am, Sathya said:

    Still not showing…

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  37. January 22, 2014 at 3:22 pm, Bruno said:

    I had tried exactly this proceeding on my own and did repeat it when I saw it here and it didn’t work again: instead of the pictures the little red cross remains and the only way to see the picture is to right click and copy it and then paste it to a word or ppt file

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