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Windows XP Service Pack 2 and blocked pictures

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004 by | Filed Under: E-Mail Help, System Tune-Up Help

Help! I just installed Windows XP Service Pack 2 and now I don’t see any pictures in your newsletters—only a red X. Is there a way to fix this?

This security feature only affects Outlook Express users. All you need to do is click the bar under the subject line in the preview pane that says, “Some pictures have been blocked…Click here to download pictures.”

Some pictures have been blocked

Poof! The pictures appear.

Now, this can be a nice feature–especially if you get unwanted mail with nasty pictures in it, but what if you want it turned off? Easy. Just go to Tools/Options and click the “Security” tab. Under “Download Images” uncheck the box marked “Block images and other external content…”

Don't block images

Now your pictures should appear without any problem.

~ David

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