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Thunderbird Email Programme


Oct 8, 2021
When looking at emails some or most html images look like boxes with small x’s in them. Is there a fix for this?


Oct 30, 2012
Check your app settings to make sure it is set to automatically download images. You are probably also seeing a box at the top of the emails saying that Thunderbird is protecting your privacy by blocking images. If this is the case, do the following:

  • Got to Tools>Options
  • Click the "Advanced Tab" (gear icon)
  • Click "Config Editor"
  • You'll get an Alert box pop-up... Click the I’ll be careful, I promise! button
  • From the about:config menu, Find the mailnews.message_display.disable_remote_image entry. The easiest way is to type it into the filter at the top.
  • Once found, Double-Click the Entry until it says Status = user set, and Value = false. Once done you can exit, and changes will happen immediately.
  • Done - exit out of everything and restart the app