Images in Outlook 2007 SP2 while disconnected

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VmVzcGFzaWFu

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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]

#2
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

#3
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]

#4
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
#5
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

#6
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
#7
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

#8
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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