Mozilla® Thunderbird® Not Displaying Images
Mozilla Thunderbird from Mozilla foundation is an open source, free, cross platform e-mail client. Mozilla Thunderbird is available in different versions which incorporate several features to make the e-mail program efficient. However in certain situations, the images along with e-mails may not get displayed and the reasons behind this issue are different. The incorrect settings of Mozilla Thunderbird can block the displaying of images. You can make changes in these setting by following simple steps. Sometime the reason can be the security feature like anti spam, as it might mistook the image as spam. After making appropriate changes in the settings of Mozilla Thunderbird, you can see the display of images of e-mails. The presence of security programs such as firewall or antivirus may also block the images in Mozilla Thunderbird.
Some of the possible reasons for images not getting displayed in Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail program and methods to resolve the issues:
- Possible Reasons
- Change the Settings
- Adjust Privacy Settings
Sometimes Mozilla Thunderbird may not display the images in the e-mails and there are several reasons for the issue. If images are not getting displayed in an e-mail and the text is fine, the reason can be improper display settings of the e-mails. In some cases, the text is displayed well but the images may not be displayed. This is due to ‘Display Attachments Inline’ turned off.
Change the Settings
You can see the images in the e-mails by changing some settings of Mozilla Thunderbird. If the images embedded in the e-mail are not displaying, then set the ‘Message Body as’ either ‘Original HTML’ or ‘Simple HTML’ in the ‘View’ option. If the images attached to the e-mail is not displaying, then enable ‘Display attachment Inline’ in the ‘View’ option. If the problem is with remote e-mail images, then select the ‘Tool’ menu and click on 'Option'. Then choose ‘Privacy’ and un-check ‘Block loading of remote images in mail messages’.
Adjust Privacy Settings
In certain situations, the above explained methods may not work. In such cases, the issue is due to the security features of Mozilla Thunderbird which prevents the displaying of messages considering that it is spam. You can resolve the issue by clicking on the button above the e-mail message which asks you if you would like to display the images. If the image is from a known sender, then you can click on this link to display the images. Otherwise it may lead to some security issues in your e-mail program.
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