Make Outlook automatically download pictures in email messages

Downloading pictures automatically in Microsoft Outlook is not recommended, but if you feel the need to do it, then please go ahead. We have come to realize that some users of the popular email client have had issues downloading pictures automatically. Today, we will dive into how to solve this little trick, and then some.

Automatically download pictures in Outlook

While we don’t recommend automatically downloading images in Outlook, we understand that some people may want to do this. If that’s the case, read on for instructions on how to do this.

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  • Launch Microsoft Outlook
  • Go to File tab > Options
  • Microsoft Outlook Trusted Center Settings
  • Click on Automatic Download
  • Uncheck Don’t download pictures automatically in HTML e-mail messages or RSS items
  • Save and exit.

Go to Options

OK, so to get started, open the Outlook options menu by clicking on the File tab from the top-left corner of the screen. Then, scroll down to the Options section and click on it.

Microsoft Outlook Trusted Center Settings

The next step is to select “Trust Center” from below and click on “Trust Center Settings.” You will now see a dialog box; from there, click on “Automatic Download,” and you will now see a new set of options.

Don’t automatically download pictures in HTML e-mail messages or RSS items. To stop Microsoft Outlook from downloading images automatically in all incoming messages, uncheck this setting.

So far, this is the best option we can think of to fix your particular problem, and it should.

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