Images in Outlook 2007 SP2 while disconnected

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I have Outlook 2007 SP2 set up to NOT automatically download images in HTML

e-mails. If it's not a spam message and has images blocked by Outlook, I will

then click on the information bar to download images for the message. When

closing the message, I will be prompted to save changes to the e-mail. I

choose to save changes to those e-mail messages. I have IE8 installed, if

that matters.

I am under the assumption that the changes that are saved include saving the

images that I downloaded to the .pst file so I don't have to keep downloading

them. I have messages with images from years ago that I don't expect to be

kept on other people's servers just so I can download them 50 times while

they monitor my usage.

The problem is, when I'm disconnected from the Internet, images no longer

appear in these messages. I get the placeholders with a red X instead of the

images. Once I re-connect to the Internet, the images will re-appear without

having to close/restart Outlook.

The e-mails I'm referring to are from POP3 accounts. I do have an IMAP

account as well, but I'm not referring to messages in the IMAP account when I

talk about this image behavior.

I don't recall ever noticing this situation before. Can anyone fill me in on

what's going on here?
 
M

Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

Clear your Outlook Secure Temp Folder - instructions here:

http://www.slipstick.com/problems/redx.asp


After furious head scratching, Vespasian asked:

| I have Outlook 2007 SP2 set up to NOT automatically download images

| in HTML e-mails. If it's not a spam message and has images blocked by

| Outlook, I will then click on the information bar to download images

| for the message. When closing the message, I will be prompted to save

| changes to the e-mail. I choose to save changes to those e-mail

| messages. I have IE8 installed, if that matters.

|

| I am under the assumption that the changes that are saved include

| saving the images that I downloaded to the .pst file so I don't have

| to keep downloading them. I have messages with images from years ago

| that I don't expect to be kept on other people's servers just so I

| can download them 50 times while they monitor my usage.

|

| The problem is, when I'm disconnected from the Internet, images no

| longer appear in these messages. I get the placeholders with a red X

| instead of the images. Once I re-connect to the Internet, the images

| will re-appear without having to close/restart Outlook.

|

| The e-mails I'm referring to are from POP3 accounts. I do have an IMAP

| account as well, but I'm not referring to messages in the IMAP

| account when I talk about this image behavior.

|

| I don't recall ever noticing this situation before. Can anyone fill

| me in on what's going on here?
 
V

VmVzcGFzaWFu

I had seen that Web page before after looking for an answer to my solution on

these forums, but I didn't think it applied to my situation, as I can see

images while connected to my network (and hence the Internet in my case). I

am on Vista SP1.

Cleaning out the Outlook Secure Temp Folder did not change anything. I

found, and deleted, the contents of the Content.Outlook folder. There were

only a half dozen files in the folder. I could not find any OLK* folder, even

trying 'cd olk*' through the command prompt while in the Temporary Internet

Files folder.

" " wrote:


> Clear your Outlook Secure Temp Folder - instructions here:
> http://www.slipstick.com/problems/redx.asp

> >

>

> After furious head scratching, Vespasian asked:

> | I have Outlook 2007 SP2 set up to NOT automatically download images
> | in HTML e-mails. If it's not a spam message and has images blocked by
> | Outlook, I will then click on the information bar to download images
> | for the message. When closing the message, I will be prompted to save
> | changes to the e-mail. I choose to save changes to those e-mail
> | messages. I have IE8 installed, if that matters.
> |
> | I am under the assumption that the changes that are saved include
> | saving the images that I downloaded to the .pst file so I don't have
> | to keep downloading them. I have messages with images from years ago
> | that I don't expect to be kept on other people's servers just so I
> | can download them 50 times while they monitor my usage.
> |
> | The problem is, when I'm disconnected from the Internet, images no
> | longer appear in these messages. I get the placeholders with a red X
> | instead of the images. Once I re-connect to the Internet, the images
> | will re-appear without having to close/restart Outlook.
> |
> | The e-mails I'm referring to are from POP3 accounts. I do have an IMAP
> | account as well, but I'm not referring to messages in the IMAP
> | account when I talk about this image behavior.
> |
> | I don't recall ever noticing this situation before. Can anyone fill
> | me in on what's going on here?

>
 
M

Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

Did you enable showing Hidden Files/Folders?


After furious head scratching, Vespasian asked:

| I had seen that Web page before after looking for an answer to my

| solution on these forums, but I didn't think it applied to my

| situation, as I can see images while connected to my network (and

| hence the Internet in my case). I am on Vista SP1.

|

| Cleaning out the Outlook Secure Temp Folder did not change anything. I

| found, and deleted, the contents of the Content.Outlook folder. There

| were only a half dozen files in the folder. I could not find any OLK*

| folder, even trying 'cd olk*' through the command prompt while in the

| Temporary Internet Files folder.

|

| " " wrote:

|

|| Clear your Outlook Secure Temp Folder - instructions here:

|| http://www.slipstick.com/problems/redx.asp

||

||

||

||

|| || ||

||

||

|| After furious head scratching, Vespasian asked:

||

||| I have Outlook 2007 SP2 set up to NOT automatically download images

||| in HTML e-mails. If it's not a spam message and has images blocked

||| by Outlook, I will then click on the information bar to download

||| images for the message. When closing the message, I will be

||| prompted to save changes to the e-mail. I choose to save changes to

||| those e-mail messages. I have IE8 installed, if that matters.

|||

||| I am under the assumption that the changes that are saved include

||| saving the images that I downloaded to the .pst file so I don't have

||| to keep downloading them. I have messages with images from years ago

||| that I don't expect to be kept on other people's servers just so I

||| can download them 50 times while they monitor my usage.

|||

||| The problem is, when I'm disconnected from the Internet, images no

||| longer appear in these messages. I get the placeholders with a red X

||| instead of the images. Once I re-connect to the Internet, the images

||| will re-appear without having to close/restart Outlook.

|||

||| The e-mails I'm referring to are from POP3 accounts. I do have an

||| IMAP account as well, but I'm not referring to messages in the IMAP

||| account when I talk about this image behavior.

|||

||| I don't recall ever noticing this situation before. Can anyone fill

||| me in on what's going on here?
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
I don't believe it applies to your situation. The images will be cached for

a short period of time but are not saved with the message - saving changes

doesn't change the embedded URL to use a local path.

"Vespasian" <Vespasian> wrote in message

news:55927FE3-3EEE-477E-9DE1-AF928A4C0C35@microsoft.com...
> I had seen that Web page before after looking for an answer to my solution
> on
> these forums, but I didn't think it applied to my situation, as I can see
> images while connected to my network (and hence the Internet in my case).
> I
> am on Vista SP1.

> Cleaning out the Outlook Secure Temp Folder did not change anything. I
> found, and deleted, the contents of the Content.Outlook folder. There were
> only a half dozen files in the folder. I could not find any OLK* folder,
> even
> trying 'cd olk*' through the command prompt while in the Temporary
> Internet
> Files folder.

> " " wrote:
>
> > Clear your Outlook Secure Temp Folder - instructions here:
> > http://www.slipstick.com/problems/redx.asp
>

>> > >

>

>> >> >
>
>
>> After furious head scratching, Vespasian asked:
>

>> | I have Outlook 2007 SP2 set up to NOT automatically download images
> > | in HTML e-mails. If it's not a spam message and has images blocked by
> > | Outlook, I will then click on the information bar to download images
> > | for the message. When closing the message, I will be prompted to save
> > | changes to the e-mail. I choose to save changes to those e-mail
> > | messages. I have IE8 installed, if that matters.
> > |
> > | I am under the assumption that the changes that are saved include
> > | saving the images that I downloaded to the .pst file so I don't have
> > | to keep downloading them. I have messages with images from years ago
> > | that I don't expect to be kept on other people's servers just so I
> > | can download them 50 times while they monitor my usage.
> > |
> > | The problem is, when I'm disconnected from the Internet, images no
> > | longer appear in these messages. I get the placeholders with a red X
> > | instead of the images. Once I re-connect to the Internet, the images
> > | will re-appear without having to close/restart Outlook.
> > |
> > | The e-mails I'm referring to are from POP3 accounts. I do have an IMAP
> > | account as well, but I'm not referring to messages in the IMAP
> > | account when I talk about this image behavior.
> > |
> > | I don't recall ever noticing this situation before. Can anyone fill
> > | me in on what's going on here?
>

>
>>
 
V

VmVzcGFzaWFu

I'm surprised this is how Outlook behaves. I thought, and had read, otherwise.

I hope they come up with an option to save them to the e-mail (in the .pst

file), as I'd at least like to see my e-mail as it originally looked without

having to worry about images being removed from the senders server, or worse

yet, changed... not to mention tracking/monitoring concerns.

Unfortunately, I would expect this to be somewhere near the bottom of the

to-do list for the Outlook team.

My thanks to both yourself and Milly for your efforts.

"Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:


> I don't believe it applies to your situation. The images will be cached for
> a short period of time but are not saved with the message - saving changes
> doesn't change the embedded URL to use a local path.

> >

>

>

> "Vespasian" <Vespasian> wrote in message
> news:55927FE3-3EEE-477E-9DE1-AF928A4C0C35@microsoft.com...
> > I had seen that Web page before after looking for an answer to my solution
> > on
> > these forums, but I didn't think it applied to my situation, as I can see
> > images while connected to my network (and hence the Internet in my case).
> > I
> > am on Vista SP1.
> > Cleaning out the Outlook Secure Temp Folder did not change anything. I
> > found, and deleted, the contents of the Content.Outlook folder. There were
> > only a half dozen files in the folder. I could not find any OLK* folder,
> > even
> > trying 'cd olk*' through the command prompt while in the Temporary
> > Internet
> > Files folder.
> > " " wrote:
> >
> >> Clear your Outlook Secure Temp Folder - instructions here:
> >> http://www.slipstick.com/problems/redx.asp
> >
> >> > >>

> >
> >> > >> > >
> >
> >
> >> After furious head scratching, Vespasian asked:
> >
> >> | I have Outlook 2007 SP2 set up to NOT automatically download images
> >> | in HTML e-mails. If it's not a spam message and has images blocked by
> >> | Outlook, I will then click on the information bar to download images
> >> | for the message. When closing the message, I will be prompted to save
> >> | changes to the e-mail. I choose to save changes to those e-mail
> >> | messages. I have IE8 installed, if that matters.
> >> |
> >> | I am under the assumption that the changes that are saved include
> >> | saving the images that I downloaded to the .pst file so I don't have
> >> | to keep downloading them. I have messages with images from years ago
> >> | that I don't expect to be kept on other people's servers just so I
> >> | can download them 50 times while they monitor my usage.
> >> |
> >> | The problem is, when I'm disconnected from the Internet, images no
> >> | longer appear in these messages. I get the placeholders with a red X
> >> | instead of the images. Once I re-connect to the Internet, the images
> >> | will re-appear without having to close/restart Outlook.
> >> |
> >> | The e-mails I'm referring to are from POP3 accounts. I do have an IMAP
> >> | account as well, but I'm not referring to messages in the IMAP
> >> | account when I talk about this image behavior.
> >> |
> >> | I don't recall ever noticing this situation before. Can anyone fill
> >> | me in on what's going on here?
> >
> >
> >>
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
if you need to save the images, you need to use file, save as... and save

it outside of outlook.

"Vespasian" <Vespasian> wrote in message

news:343EA202-1269-4B6C-8760-87B74E5DEABC@microsoft.com...
> I'm surprised this is how Outlook behaves. I thought, and had read,
> otherwise.

> I hope they come up with an option to save them to the e-mail (in the .pst
> file), as I'd at least like to see my e-mail as it originally looked
> without
> having to worry about images being removed from the senders server, or
> worse
> yet, changed... not to mention tracking/monitoring concerns.

> Unfortunately, I would expect this to be somewhere near the bottom of the
> to-do list for the Outlook team.

> My thanks to both yourself and Milly for your efforts.

> "Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:
>
> > I don't believe it applies to your situation. The images will be cached
> > for
> > a short period of time but are not saved with the message - saving
> > changes
> > doesn't change the embedded URL to use a local path.
>

>> > >

>

>
>
>>

>

>>

>

>> or point
> > your
>

>
>> "Vespasian" <Vespasian> wrote in message
> > news:55927FE3-3EEE-477E-9DE1-AF928A4C0C35@microsoft.com...
> > > I had seen that Web page before after looking for an answer to my
> > > solution
> > > on
> > > these forums, but I didn't think it applied to my situation, as I can
> > > see
> > > images while connected to my network (and hence the Internet in my
> > > case).
> > > I
> > > am on Vista SP1.
> >> > Cleaning out the Outlook Secure Temp Folder did not change anything. I
> > > found, and deleted, the contents of the Content.Outlook folder. There
> > > were
> > > only a half dozen files in the folder. I could not find any OLK*
> > > folder,
> > > even
> > > trying 'cd olk*' through the command prompt while in the Temporary
> > > Internet
> > > Files folder.
> >> > " " wrote:
> >> >> Clear your Outlook Secure Temp Folder - instructions here:
> > >> http://www.slipstick.com/problems/redx.asp
> > >
>> >> > > >>

> > >
>> >> >> >> >> >
>> >
>> >
>> >> After furious head scratching, Vespasian asked:
> > >
>> >> | I have Outlook 2007 SP2 set up to NOT automatically download images
> > >> | in HTML e-mails. If it's not a spam message and has images blocked
> > >> by
> > >> | Outlook, I will then click on the information bar to download images
> > >> | for the message. When closing the message, I will be prompted to
> > >> save
> > >> | changes to the e-mail. I choose to save changes to those e-mail
> > >> | messages. I have IE8 installed, if that matters.
> > >> |
> > >> | I am under the assumption that the changes that are saved include
> > >> | saving the images that I downloaded to the .pst file so I don't have
> > >> | to keep downloading them. I have messages with images from years ago
> > >> | that I don't expect to be kept on other people's servers just so I
> > >> | can download them 50 times while they monitor my usage.
> > >> |
> > >> | The problem is, when I'm disconnected from the Internet, images no
> > >> | longer appear in these messages. I get the placeholders with a red X
> > >> | instead of the images. Once I re-connect to the Internet, the images
> > >> | will re-appear without having to close/restart Outlook.
> > >> |
> > >> | The e-mails I'm referring to are from POP3 accounts. I do have an
> > >> IMAP
> > >> | account as well, but I'm not referring to messages in the IMAP
> > >> | account when I talk about this image behavior.
> > >> |
> > >> | I don't recall ever noticing this situation before. Can anyone fill
> > >> | me in on what's going on here?
> > >
>> >
>> >>
 
V

VmVzcGFzaWFu

I was playing around with this issue, and came up with a workaround which

I'll leave here for others who may stumble across this. The images I'm

referring to are ones I only want for my e-mail records. I don't care about

saving individual images elsewhere for other uses.

I noticed that forwarding messages changes linked images to embedded images.

While I want my images embedded, that would mess up all the header

information having all my e-mails be to and from myself along with the dates

being changed.

Instead, all I had to do was edit the message, cut the body of the message,

paste it back onto itself, and then save. That embeds the images so I won't

lose them. The source file even lists the original link as an alternate image

source.

Of course the message takes up more space with the images being embedded...

"Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:


> if you need to save the images, you need to use file, save as... and save
> it outside of outlook.

> >

> > >

> > >

> "Vespasian" <Vespasian> wrote in message
> news:343EA202-1269-4B6C-8760-87B74E5DEABC@microsoft.com...
> > I'm surprised this is how Outlook behaves. I thought, and had read,
> > otherwise.
> > I hope they come up with an option to save them to the e-mail (in the .pst
> > file), as I'd at least like to see my e-mail as it originally looked
> > without
> > having to worry about images being removed from the senders server, or
> > worse
> > yet, changed... not to mention tracking/monitoring concerns.
> > Unfortunately, I would expect this to be somewhere near the bottom of the
> > to-do list for the Outlook team.
> > My thanks to both yourself and Milly for your efforts.
> > "Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:
> >
> >> I don't believe it applies to your situation. The images will be cached
> >> for
> >> a short period of time but are not saved with the message - saving
> >> changes
> >> doesn't change the embedded URL to use a local path.
> >
> >> > >>

> >
> >
> >
> >>

> > >
> >>

> > >
> > >> or point
> >> your
> > >
> >
> >> "Vespasian" <Vespasian> wrote in message
> >> news:55927FE3-3EEE-477E-9DE1-AF928A4C0C35@microsoft.com...
> >> > I had seen that Web page before after looking for an answer to my
> >> > solution
> >> > on
> >> > these forums, but I didn't think it applied to my situation, as I can
> >> > see
> >> > images while connected to my network (and hence the Internet in my
> >> > case).
> >> > I
> >> > am on Vista SP1.
> >> >> > Cleaning out the Outlook Secure Temp Folder did not change anything. I
> >> > found, and deleted, the contents of the Content.Outlook folder. There
> >> > were
> >> > only a half dozen files in the folder. I could not find any OLK*
> >> > folder,
> >> > even
> >> > trying 'cd olk*' through the command prompt while in the Temporary
> >> > Internet
> >> > Files folder.
> >> >> > " " wrote:
> >> >> >> Clear your Outlook Secure Temp Folder - instructions here:
> >> >> http://www.slipstick.com/problems/redx.asp
> >> >
> >> >> > >> >>

> >> >
> >> >> > >> >> > >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >> After furious head scratching, Vespasian asked:
> >> >
> >> >> | I have Outlook 2007 SP2 set up to NOT automatically download images
> >> >> | in HTML e-mails. If it's not a spam message and has images blocked
> >> >> by
> >> >> | Outlook, I will then click on the information bar to download images
> >> >> | for the message. When closing the message, I will be prompted to
> >> >> save
> >> >> | changes to the e-mail. I choose to save changes to those e-mail
> >> >> | messages. I have IE8 installed, if that matters.
> >> >> |
> >> >> | I am under the assumption that the changes that are saved include
> >> >> | saving the images that I downloaded to the .pst file so I don't have
> >> >> | to keep downloading them. I have messages with images from years ago
> >> >> | that I don't expect to be kept on other people's servers just so I
> >> >> | can download them 50 times while they monitor my usage.
> >> >> |
> >> >> | The problem is, when I'm disconnected from the Internet, images no
> >> >> | longer appear in these messages. I get the placeholders with a red X
> >> >> | instead of the images. Once I re-connect to the Internet, the images
> >> >> | will re-appear without having to close/restart Outlook.
> >> >> |
> >> >> | The e-mails I'm referring to are from POP3 accounts. I do have an
> >> >> IMAP
> >> >> | account as well, but I'm not referring to messages in the IMAP
> >> >> | account when I talk about this image behavior.
> >> >> |
> >> >> | I don't recall ever noticing this situation before. Can anyone fill
> >> >> | me in on what's going on here?
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >>

>
 
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