Outlook 2010 show picture placeholders
This little setting cost me a few hours of time. I have no idea how it got messed up but I have the fix. The problem is e-mails wouldn’t show images, only boxes where the image is supposed to be. It took me just a few minutes to find the setting. With a message open click File -> Options -> Editor Options… -> Advanced -> Show picture placeholders. So I uncheck the box and the pictures show up in the e-mail. All is good until the next day when I start Outlook again and the setting is checked again. No matter what I do I can’t seem to get the setting to stay unchecked. Well here is the fix.
First here is what the e-mail should look like:
And here is what the e-mail looks like with Show picture placeholders checked:
So you would think that when you go in and uncheck that setting all would be good, but the problem is it doesn’t stick. The trick is to create a new e-mail, change the setting, and send it to yourself (or someone else if you want). When you change the setting in a new e-mail it will persist.