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Old 10-24-2005, 11:27 PM   #1
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evolution often wont show pictures


Hey all

Dont know if anyone else has this problem but when I open an email, quiet often
photos wont open, they just show a red x in the top left corner. Might be every second email or so.

Paul
 
Old 10-25-2005, 04:31 AM   #2
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Re: evolution often wont show pictures

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Originally posted by Barserk
Hey all

Don't know if anyone else has this problem but when I open an email, quiet often
photos wont open, they just show a red x in the top left corner. Might be every second email or so.

Paul
First of all check your settings, you could be filtering some pics.
If the pictures are all of the same type you are surely lacking support for them.

We need two things to help you properly:

* what email client you are using
* what type of archives are the ones that refuse to display.
 
Old 10-25-2005, 05:23 AM   #3
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Well unless you mean version, the thread title tells us that the client is Evolution.

One of the security measures that I believe is a default setting is that images that are not embedded in the email are not rendered. So if you have a HTML email that references an image on a webserver some where, then you wont see it. That setting can be changed but I would NOT recommend it.

External images are one of the ways that spammers use to track the effectiveness of their email campaign actually getting opened. Please deny them this information by not rendering external images.

Now if you are talking about image attachments that you are expecting to be there (eg. family photos from a family member) then that is a different issue.
 
Old 10-25-2005, 06:42 PM   #4
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Its evolution 2.2.3 on fc4. The images are simply jpeg's on html emails. I use them frequently as part of my job. One day they will open and the next they will not. I'm not really concerned about the security issue. The emails are well filtered before they even reach me. Even from the same sender they are inconsistantly opening. Sound like a bug ?
 
Old 10-25-2005, 08:17 PM   #5
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I use a jpeg in my signature file (company logo) and it works fine for my outgoing mail, but if someone quotes my email in their response, or forwards the mail then the signature logo does not display because the jpeg is no longer embedded in the email.

Is your problem with original emails or with reply and/or forwarded email?
 
Old 10-25-2005, 08:50 PM   #6
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Hi Kerry

I think you are right. It seems to be with forwarded mail for the jegs but it is original mail for gifs.
 
Old 10-25-2005, 10:09 PM   #7
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In Tools -> Settings -> Mail Preferences ->HTML Email
Set your Loading Images to "permitted from Senders in your Address book". That should still protect you from the spammers. I don't know if you have to have the Senders URL in their address book entry or if it works simply from their email address.
 
  


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