Cannot See Images in Outlook Emails? This Post Will Definitely Help

   Oswald Foster     Updated On - 29 Jan 2019

‘Pictures not showing in email’ is one of the most common issues faced by MS Outlook users.

Other than the default configuration issues, there could be some reasons why pictures in your email are not displayed. It can be some email program settings, incompatible file formats, and the way images are attached to the email.

Though blocking pictures makes computers more secure, it is not desirable to block images from trusted sources. This is why MS Outlook gives users a provision to unblock pictures that won’t harm the system.

Unblock images for a single message

For a single message, you can unblock images simply by clicking Download Pictures on the InfoBar at the top of the message.
If you are doing the above step while previewing the message, the image will be saved automatically and display when you open the message next time. But with an open message, you have to save the message if you want it to be displayed when you open the message next time.

Unblock images for all the messages (for Outlook versions 2016, 2013, & 2010)

In 2016, 2013 and 2010 Outlook versions,

  1. Go to the File tab, click Options, and select Trust Center.
  2. Click Trust Center Settings, under the section Microsoft Outlook Trust Center.1-outlookoptions
  3. Clear the checkbox against Don’t download pictures automatically in HTML e-mail messages or RSS items.2-clearcheckbox

Note: In Outlook 2007 version, follow the steps given below:

  1. Go to the Tools menu, and click Trust Center>Automatic Download.
  2. Clear the checkbox placed in front of Don’t download pictures automatically in HTML e-mail messages or RSS items.

Unblock images from a specific email address or domain

For allowing pictures from a trusted source or a particular domain, you need to follow the two-step process:

  1. In the open message received from a trusted source and domain, right-click the blocked item.
  2. Click Add the Sender to Safe Senders List or Add the XYZ@domain to Safe Senders List.

Hope the information shared in the post helps you deal with the problem of ‘Images not Displayed’ efficiently and effectively.