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When you receive a message with remote images, Thunderbird will display an alert stating that remote images have been blocked, and the images in the message body will be replaced with simple place-holders ([http://www.mozilla.org/projects/thunderbird/specs/images/blockedimages.png screenshot]). If you do want to view the remote images&mdash;for example, if you subscribe to an e-mail newsletter that regularly includes remote images&mdash;all you need to do is click the "Show Images" button that appears to the right of the alert message. When you receive a message with remote images, Thunderbird will display an alert stating that remote images have been blocked, and the images in the message body will be replaced with simple place-holders ([http://www.mozilla.org/projects/thunderbird/specs/images/blockedimages.png screenshot]). If you do want to view the remote images&mdash;for example, if you subscribe to an e-mail newsletter that regularly includes remote images&mdash;all you need to do is click the "Show Images" button that appears to the right of the alert message.
-Thunderbird's default setting is to allow the loading of remote images from people who are in your Personal Address Book. If you wish to change this setting, or if you wish to allow the loading of all remote images, go to the "Tools" menu and select "Options -> Advanced -> Privacy", and make the changes as desired ([http://www.mozilla.org/projects/thunderbird/specs/images/privacysettings.png screenshot]).+Thunderbird's default setting is to allow the loading of remote images from people who are in your Personal Address Book. If you wish to change this setting, or if you wish to allow the loading of all remote images, go to the "[[Menu differences in Windows, Linux, and Mac|Tools]]" menu and select "Options -> Privacy -> General", and make the changes as desired ([http://www.mozilla.org/projects/thunderbird/specs/images/privacysettings.png screenshot]).
-===Related information===+==See also==
-* For information on other security-related features in Thunderbird, including master passwords and certificates, see the [[:Category:Privacy and security|Privacy and security]] category.+* For information on other security-related features in Thunderbird, including master passwords and certificates, see the [[:Category:Privacy and security (Thunderbird)|Privacy and security]] category.
[[Category:Privacy and security (Thunderbird)]] [[Category:Privacy and security (Thunderbird)]]

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By default, Thunderbird blocks remote images and other content in messages from people you don't know. This protects your privacy because spammers can use remote content to detect if and when you've viewed a message from them, and thus to verify your e-mail address.

When you receive a message with remote images, Thunderbird will display an alert stating that remote images have been blocked, and the images in the message body will be replaced with simple place-holders (screenshot). If you do want to view the remote images—for example, if you subscribe to an e-mail newsletter that regularly includes remote images—all you need to do is click the "Show Images" button that appears to the right of the alert message.

Thunderbird's default setting is to allow the loading of remote images from people who are in your Personal Address Book. If you wish to change this setting, or if you wish to allow the loading of all remote images, go to the "Tools" menu and select "Options -> Privacy -> General", and make the changes as desired (screenshot).

See also

  • For information on other security-related features in Thunderbird, including master passwords and certificates, see the Privacy and security category.