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Solved: Red "X" Instead of Image

Discussion in 'Software Development' started by Lomado, Aug 4, 2006.

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  1. Lomado

    Lomado Thread Starter

    Aug 4, 2006
    My operating system is: Windows XP, Home Edition

    Often, when someone forwards an image to me by e-mail, all that appears is a blank box with a small red "X" in the upper left corner.

    Is there something I can do to receive these images ?
  2. OBP

    OBP Temporarily Banned

    Mar 8, 2005
    It sounds like your anti-virus software is blocking them, have you checked it's email settings?
  3. thecoalman


    Mar 6, 2006
    In addition to Anti-Virus possibly blocking if you're using Outlook Express it will block images from external sources as well. I'd assume most e-mail clients do now. You should get a drop down security warning asking you if you want to allow the image to display.

    It's privacy measure, the image itself is harmless but it's linked to an external source and could be used for example to track whether you opened the email or not.
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