User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040608 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040608 The Thunderbird 0.7 release does not load email remote images. Before installing 0.7 I uninstalled 0.6 and deleted the Thunderbird directory in the Application Data directory. After installing Thunderbird 0.7 and using the default profile created, I selected Get Mail. Remote images do not display regardless of the "Block loading of remote images" setting under Options. An image placeholder is all that appears. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Receive email with remote images 2. View email 3. Email contant pane shows image placeholders only. Actual Results: Images are not displayed. Expected Results: Displayed the remote images. I did see similar bugs reported as resolved or unconfirmed, but was unable to supply additional information. Most of these bugs referred to OSes other than XP.
I've had this bug too (clean 0.7 install and old 0.6 profile) I tried everything, I noticed that the pref "don't load remote images" wouldn't persist after restart. I tried changing it several times, I reinstalled my profile, and now it works for me so I'm sure there's a problem but I cant' help much.
ah now I remember that I was trying View messages (or junk) as simple HTML, so maybe there's a problem with simple HTML & loading of remote images
*** Bug 250225 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I think I figured out the issue. By default tbird does not display images when it thinks the email is junk. It just so happens that all the email I was receiving with images were marked as junk even if they were not. The fix is to turn off "HTML Sanitization" in Junk mail filtering.
Some additional information. I'm running Sygate Personal Firewall. After uninstallling and then reinstalling the firewall, remote images are displayed. So, the problem (at least for me) occurs when updating Thunderbird w/ Sygate (not sure if this happens with other firewalls) installed. Note: the problem occurs even if the firewall is turned off. It must be completely uninstalled and reinstalled after installing Thunderbird. These steps are not required for other email clients ; e.g., Mozilla, Outlook, Pegasus.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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