How to Set Outlook to Automatically Download Pictures

If you are like many, you get a lot of email.  And while a mailbox that gets a ton of spam will benefit from Outlook’s default setting to block all images in the message, if you already have a good spam solution, this is probably overkill.  Now you can choose the option to “download pictures” or “add sender to safe senders list” for each message, but that can be a lot of legwork if you order a lot of product from different vendors or just in general receive mail from a lot of different folks.

Example email:

So, to set Outlook to always display pictures by default (again, only do this if you have a good spam filter), follow these steps:

  1. From Outlook, click File, Options
  2. Click Trust Center
  3. Click the “Trust Center Settings” button
  4. On the “Automatic Download” tab, uncheck the option “Don’t download pictures automatically in HTML e-mail messages or RSS items.

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