Privacy protection from external images in Webmail
Email can contain links that are hosted on a separate server from
your email. To display one of these images, your email client makes a
request to the image server. This request can include your IP address,
browser version, and any cookies that the image server has set. Taken
together, the server can use this information to track your online
To provide protection against this common practice, you can control
external image tracking in Webmail. When you read an email that links to
images hosted on a separate server from your email, the images are not
displayed by default. Instead, a caution bar is displayed at the top of
the email (as shown in the following screenshot), and you can click that
bar to displaythe images.
If you understand the risks and would prefer to have images always shown by default, you can disable the block in Webmail settings.
- In the Settings dialog box, click General Settings.
- On the Email Options tab, un-check the Block external images check box.
- Click Save.