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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  • TJP

    Thank You!!!

  • Chris

    Brilliant and simple.

  • Carlos Morales

    Hi.
    How can configure this option by GPO.

    Ideas?

  • simon

    Very useful, thanks.

  • Anonymous

    Your suggestion worked beautifully. Thanks! ANita

  • kak rohim

    nice post..
    thx

  • Anonymous

    i did that but made no changes

  • Anonymous

    So easy ! Thank you :)

  • Elaine

    Excellent concise help.

  • isimsiz

    thank yoo

  • isimsiz

    thank you

  • Muzaffar Shahkhan

    Thanks U Techno guy

  • Hp

    thank you so very much

  • Davebuck54

    Where are the pictures downloaded to?

  • Wayne

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

  • BasilioNt

    Deu certo, so achei aki a resposta…Valeu mesmo

  • Simon

    Brillianr! thank you!

  • Waz

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

  • Abc

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

  • Laurambowman

    did not work, any other advice?

  • Ei Mäleta

    Working nice!
    Thanks!

  • Acayip_adam

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

  • Ahmed_online_pk

    Thank you .It is working and solve my problem

  • Peter

    thankyou :)

  • Dave

    Great Help Thanks

  • Chavalit Uransathian

    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.

  • mildew

    Thanks for this. Always hard to find this solution.

  • musaab tariq

    thanks

  • Tom Nissley

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

  • waseem

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

  • Beardy

    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!

  • Russell

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

  • Jim

    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.

  • Pramod

    It’s good one..

  • Don

    still will not download pictures automatically. help please.

  • Sathya

    Still not showing…

  • Bruno

    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