Office 365 - Manage Automatic Image Loading in Messages

It is very important that you understand how online hackers can embed malicious code to run in image backgrounds. When images are automatically downloaded in email messages, this gives hackers an opportunity to automatically run malicious code in the background. It is highly recommended that you do not load images automatically for emails you receive and only load images from senders you recognize/trust.

The advantages of blocking automatic picture downloads include the following

Pictures in email messages that are actually linked and downloaded from the Internet can also be used as a way to confirm that you opened the message. This is known as a web beacon. For example, a junk email sender can confirm that they have reached an active email address when the picture/image in the message is downloaded.

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