Remote Image Content


By default, Postbox blocks the loading of remote images when reading mail messages.

Spammers can name images with a unique identifier, and when the image is loaded, it can confirm to the spammer that your email address is valid. 

Postbox always recommends that you block the remote loading of images unless the images are from a trusted or reputable source.

Loading Remote Images

To load remote images for a particular message, click the "Load Images" link within the notification bar.

To always load remote images from a particular sender or domain, click the arrow to the right of "Load Images", then select either the email address or domain.

Disabling for All Messages

To disable this feature and to load remote images for all mail messages:

  1. Open Preferences (on the Mac) or Tools | Options (on Windows)
  2. Click on Privacy
  3. Deselect the checkbox for "Allow remote content in messages"

Resetting Remote Content Preferences

If you wish to reset your remote content preferences, for example, if you allowed images to come in on a particular email address when you didn't mean to, then this can be accomplished by deleting the permissions.sqlite file in your profile folder. Note that this will wipe out all previous remote content settings as we do not have a UI for deleting individual addresses.