Show Pictures In Emails

I’ve been asked a few times lately, “Why don’t the pictures appear on my emails?”

If you send an email with a picture in it (for example, an ecard) whether or not the recipient of that email can automatically view the pictures is dependent on the recipient’s email provider and/or the settings they’ve chosen for when they receive your emails.

Some email providers automatically show pictures when sent in an email. Most providers have a link (or links) at the top of the email to click on if you want to display the pictures in the email. Unfortunately there is nothing you can do as the sender to insure that the recipient can immediately view pictures in an email you send, however you can coach them on how to see the pictures (or send them a link to this tech tip) if they ask.

These days most email providers will display some text at the top of the email that says “Click here to download pictures” or “Show Content” or “Display Images Below: Some email providers even give the option: “Always Show Content from This Recipient” or “Always display images from recipient” All that the recipient of your email needs to do is click on one of these options to view your photos.

Below are some screenshots with some examples of how to view pictures on emails via different email providers.

OUTLOOK

This is what some may see when they first receive your email via Outlook. Notice the text at the top of the screen “Click here to download pictures. To help protect your privacy, Outlook prevented automatic download of some pictures in this message.”

When you click on the text across the top of the email that says “Click here to download pictures. To help protect your privacy Outlook prevented automatic download of some pictures in the message.” You are then required to click “Download Pictures” from the dropdown.

Now you can see the pictures.

HOTMAIL

Below is what some may see when they first receive your email via Hotmail or Live.com email. Notice the text in the yellow bar Show Content. l Always show content from recipient

When you click on one of these options you can now see the pictures in the email.

GMAIL

Below is what some may see when they first receive your email via Hotmail or Live.com email. Notice the text in blue at the top of the email “Display images below – Always display images from sender”.

When you click on one of these options you can now see the pictures in the email.

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