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Red X from Outlook Express incomming Pics

by juviminor / May 5, 2006 4:53 AM PDT

I have Win XP S2 using Outlook EX. along w/ spybot/adaware and McAff firewall. Three out of five times when I recv mail w/ pics I get the bloody red X. I've tried everything-host,settings, view, etc, etc and still no fix. Everything I've read so far seems to deal w/ IE and browser pages, this is not my problem, just my e mail. I've been told that MS put this restriction in XP so you would not get any obscene images. True or not, I would like to see the pics that my friends mail to me. any NEW tips folks?
Thanks, juvii

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Outlook express pics
by tomron / May 5, 2006 5:37 AM PDT

It is possible that the issue is on the senders end.


Supposing your sender is using Outlook Express, they would choose Tools | Options from the menu, click the Send tab, click the HTML Settings button (the one in the "Mail Sending Format" panel), and check the box "Send pictures with messages".


Tom

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Outlook Express
by Darton Fury / May 5, 2006 7:02 AM PDT
In reply to: Outlook express pics

Click Tools, Options, Security Tab. Under Download Images, uncheck the box "Block images and other external content in HTML e-mail. But be aware that opening junk mail with images can make you a target of spammers.

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Red X
by juviminor / May 5, 2006 2:19 PM PDT
In reply to: Outlook Express

Thanks Darton , but already tried that two mos ago. If you think of anything else, shout it out!
Juvii

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3rd party blockers
by linkit / May 5, 2006 4:45 PM PDT
In reply to: Red X

What antivirus, antispam, or ISP software/toolbars (Earthlink, etc.) do you have installed?

Many of these programs have blockers in them to block pictures, pop-ups, etc. Open them and check for blockers and email settings.

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3rd party blockers (addendum)
by linkit / May 5, 2006 4:46 PM PDT
In reply to: 3rd party blockers

...antispyware, too.

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Red X
by juviminor / May 6, 2006 12:03 PM PDT
In reply to: Outlook express pics

Thanks everyone but I think Tom may have put me onto something(senders not unblocking thier images) Going to pursue this ave. Again thanks.
juvii

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Diagnostics.
by Kees Bakker / May 6, 2006 9:52 PM PDT
In reply to: Red X

Start with forwarding such a message to yourself at another computer (school, work, hotmail viewed at a friends). If the pictures aren't shown there either, it most likely is inherent to the message. If they are shown there, it's something on your computer.

Kees

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Red X
by juviminor / May 9, 2006 3:24 AM PDT
In reply to: Diagnostics.

Kees: Tried to send e mail w/ red x pics to friend at work but got an error msg"One or more pics in this msg could not be found. when you send these pics they will not be included", blah, blah. Sent anyway and friend said" no pics just RED X's" Where to now?

Juvii

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Red X
by tomron / May 9, 2006 7:51 AM PDT
In reply to: Red X

Go to Tools / Options, and then click the ?Connections? tab.
If you want Outlook Express to hang up after sending or checking mail, check the box. If you DON'T want it to hang up after, just uncheck the box.
NOTE: If you are someone who downloads their email then reads it offline (hang up after receiving), keep in mind that this can cause you to get a red X where a graphic should be. Since some pictures load from the server, you must be online when reading or printing to get the pictures. This is most evident when reading many newsletters.

Tom

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heres another link
by tomron / May 9, 2006 8:01 AM PDT
In reply to: Red X
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