Mail (Mountain Lion): Show or hide remote images

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Display or hide remote images in Mail

Some messages may use HTML to include remote images that, when retrieved from the sender’s servers, reveal information about your Mac. You can protect your privacy by not loading remote images contained in messages you receive. In addition, when you don’t load remote images, messages display more quickly.

  1. Choose Mail > Preferences, and then click Viewing.
  2. Select or deselect the “Display remote images in HTML messages” checkbox to show or hide the images.

If you chose to hide remote images, a banner is displayed across the top of messages that contain remote images, asking whether you want to load them for viewing.

If Mail detects that a message is junk mail, HTML images aren’t displayed.

Published Date: Sep 4, 2015
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