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Old 10-28-2004, 05:29 AM   #1
KiwiPingu
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Thunderbird pictures not displayed


I just installed thunderbird and it won't display pictures (A little red dot comes up where the picture should be).

Can anyone please help me to make it show them.

Leith.
 
Old 11-28-2004, 09:33 AM   #2
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The newer releases of Thunderbird withhold images by default for security reasons. There ought to be a message to that effect appearing when you receive email with images. There should also be a box saying "Show images" or something close to that (I don't have an example to look at right now). If you click on that box, the images will be retrieved.

If you're not seeing the warning message or the box to authorize downloading the images--there must be something amiss in your installation....
 
Old 11-29-2004, 11:29 PM   #3
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Talking How I fixed the problem

Twas easy as this

Edit/Preferences/WebFeatures/Tick Load Images
 
Old 11-29-2004, 11:45 PM   #4
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Wish they were all that easy.

I have my T'bird set to not display images unless I request--because some spammers use download of an image as a sign that the message has been received, and that encourages them to send more.

So I keep my images turned off. I do get comics in the mail every morning, and I just click to get those pix. It's usually the only GOOD news all day...


Last edited by jonr; 11-29-2004 at 11:48 PM.
 
Old 11-30-2004, 12:17 AM   #5
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Wink Thanks

Thanks for the tip Jonr I had no idea.
 
Old 11-30-2004, 12:25 AM   #6
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Re: Thanks

Quote:
Originally posted by KiwiPingu
Thanks for the tip Jonr I had no idea.
I might have thought to add that that's one reason T'bird has images off by default as a "security" measure ("for your security" says the message).
Another security-related reason is that viruses etc. can be transmitted by being embedded in images by evildoers. This has been making headlines
lately though some of us have known about it for a few years. It's both amusing and sad to see how slow the press is to pick up on computer
issues.
 
  


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