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Red X's in my mail

by HM-316 / February 23, 2007 9:11 AM PST

Dell inspiron 4100,xp home (6 yrs. old); Why do I get red x's in my e mail where images should be? Thank you in advance.

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Which E-mail?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 23, 2007 10:02 AM PST
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by Kees Bakker / February 23, 2007 6:14 PM PST
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It might help to right click on the 'image' (or what's left over) and see what the "source" is. Some people put the image on their own hard disk, and then you can't read it. Alternatively, view the source of the mail (via the properties of the mail) and search for the html-code that is supposed to retrieve the picture.
If you know what type the picture is (.jpg, .png, .gif) and where it is, that's a good starting point for searching the cause.

One other thing: Outlook Express version 7, by design, replaces a lot of pictures by red crosses, while giving a warning message at the top about not displaying pictures to make it more difficult for the sender to identify your computer and please click here to see them. That's a likely cause of the issue also.

Hope this helps.


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by tomron / February 23, 2007 9:26 PM PST
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In this LINK scroll down too "All I can ever see is that red X. It's in my e-mail, in my Web browser, it's everywhere. Why can't I see any pictures?"


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