How can I view jpg pictures sent as attachments to email messages within the body of the email message in Outlook 2003, the same way I can in Outlook Express?

Posted on 2011-02-27
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
How can I view jpg pictures sent as attachments to email messages within the body of the email message in Outlook 2003, the same way I can in Outlook Express?   I'm using XP Pro SP3.
I get security messages and instructions to select options,  but they do not fix the problem.  Even after seemingly to have set up permissions to do so, when I click to display the jpg a tiny box appears in the blank window within the email message under the red X, but not the picture.
Question by:Howie Kay
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by:Howie Kay
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Hi Sharpting,
Things have really improved since 2005.  With all the enhancements and seurity patches of XP3 now nothing works the same as it did then.  Every time we fix something, the next download or etc from Microsoft screws it all up and we have to start from scratch.
When the wndows home desktop industry finally collapses, it shouldn't be a surprise to us.

I tried everything suggested, both with security and download options.  I also emptied the temp files from olk518.  The only items stored there were some doc files which get stored in temp olk518 durning an exit without properly saving,  "according to Microsoft".  The least reliable source.

Apparently, Microsoft has decided the only way to make IE invunerable from attack is to permanently disable all the enhanced features we once used.

Thanks for your help, it was appreciated.
Maybe, there is something else I could try.
Do you think Outlook 2010 might fix the problem without causing a bunch more?
Most of the online posts seemed to be about earlier versions?


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by:Darren Sharples
ID: 35002240
Like you said, as microsoft advances its products they seem to restrict them more and more.  Outlook 2010 is no exception.  Although worth a try to fix your problem.

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by:Howie Kay
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Hi Sharpting,
I just got back from the TechNet Search forum for 2010.  Seems like folks have given up on trying to view thier jpg files from within the body of the email message.  Now thier trying to get them to open in a chosen email viewer like Windows picture viewer instead of Ms Paint.   What happend to trying to get the jpg files to open in the body of the email message?   I guess I shouldn't complain at least I can open the jpgs in the picture viewer."

From TechNet:
Outlook 2010

"If the sender embedded them in the body of the message with Insert, Picture,
they will appear automatically when the message is opened. If the sender
attached them as picture files, you can view them one-by-one by clicking on
the filename - a single click will open them in Outlook's viewer, if one
exists for that type of graphic; a double-click will open it in the native
application for that graphic type (e.g. in Vista, Windows Photo Gallery for
..jpg, Office Document Imaging for .gif, Internet Explorer for .gif). "

I'll contact one of my email senders and ask them to follow the above suggestion.  

I'll get back.


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by:Darren Sharples
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I am using 2007 and there is some interesting options in tools - trust centre.

Not sure if this will be useful/available when you upgrade to 2010 outlook options (tools - trust centre)

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by:Howie Kay
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I requested a friend to send me an email with a jpg inserted in the body of the email.
It worked correctly and the picture was displayed in the body of the message.

So after we set all the other security options,  the jpg has to be inserted in the message body.

That apparently is the big change MS failed to tell us about.  Of course they never have told us about any of the changes until we requested help through the forums.  I don't think they know when they create a change in a standard feature, until someone complains.


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by:Howie Kay
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Thanks for your suggestions.
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