How do I enable Outlook to display images within E-mails?

Outlook 2007:

To display images for individual emails:

  1. Click Tools.
  2. Select Trust Center.
  3. Select Automatic Download.
  4. Uncheck the "Don't download pictures automatically in HTML e-mail messages or RSS items" checkbox.
  5. Click OK.

Another way to ensure that images download is to ensure that the sender is on your safe sender list. 

To add a contact to your safe sender list:

  1. Click on Tools > Options.
  2. On the Preferences tab, click on the Junk E-mail button.
  3. Click on the tab for Safe Senders.
  4. Click Add to add the email to the list.
  5. Click OK to exit this window.
  6. Click OK to close out of the Options menu.

Outlook 2010

To display images for all emails:

  1. Click the File > Options.
  2. Click Trust Center.
  3. Click the  Trust Center Settings button.
  4. Uncheck the box next to the "Don't download pictures automatically in HTML e-mail messages or RSS items" option.

Outlook 2007, 2010 & 2013 - Secure Images

Within Internet Explorer, there is a security setting that, when enabled, prevents Outlook from displaying images with a secure URL. (Image URLs starting with "http" will display, not URLs that start with "https".)

If Outlook 2007, 2010, or 2013 displays some - but not all - images, you may need to change the setting in your Internet Explorer web browser or desktop software.

To change the setting in Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Go to Tools > Internet Options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Scroll down to the Security settings list, then uncheck the "Do not save encrypted pages to disk" option.
  5. Click OK.

Before the changes take effect, it may sometimes be necessary to clear the cache in Internet Explorer and close Outlook (File Exit to close fully). After relaunching Outlook, send yourself another email with an image that did not display previously.

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