display of photo attachments in Outlook is different to OE


K

kt

Hi,

I recently switch from OE to Outlook and one of the differences I found was
that attached photo's are no longer being automatically opened as I had in
OE.

For instance, in OE, when I received an email with several attached photos,
these photo's we visible on the email page and could all be seen as I scroll
down the page. But with Outlook, I no longer seem to have this option and I
have to individually double click on each and every photo in order to see
it. I've tried looking in the Outlook help file. But couldn't find and
answer.

Is it possible to have this option with Outlook?

Karen
 
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Brian Tillman

kt said:
I recently switch from OE to Outlook and one of the differences I
found was that attached photo's are no longer being automatically
opened as I had in OE.

True statement.
For instance, in OE, when I received an email with several attached
photos, these photo's we visible on the email page and could all be
seen as I scroll down the page. But with Outlook, I no longer seem to
have this option and I have to individually double click on each and
every photo in order to see it. I've tried looking in the Outlook
help file. But couldn't find and answer.

Is it possible to have this option with Outlook?

No. Attachments are always shown as attachments in Outlook. The sender can,
however, embed the images if using Rich Text or HTML format messages. Then
you'd see them inline.
 
K

kt

Brian Tillman said:
True statement.


No. Attachments are always shown as attachments in Outlook. The sender
can, however, embed the images if using Rich Text or HTML format messages.
Then you'd see them inline.

G'day Brian,

Thanks for your reply. Pity about this difference. I guess the removal of
this option has some connection to security against viruses or something.
Anyway, I think the best option now would be to simply copy the photo's to a
folder and look at them there.

Karen
 
R

Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

The option was never "removed." By design, Outlook does not display attached
images inline. Outlook is a business application. OE is targeted to
consumers and the needs of the two groups are different in this area.
Exchange Administrators consider inline display a security issue and don't
want it.
 
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