A security feature in Yahoo Mail prevents images from loading on certain messages. You can choose to show or hide images within email message by making a change in Yahoo Mail settings. Just use these steps.
- Sign into Yahoo Mail.
- Select “Settings” on the far right side of the screen.
- Select “More settings” at the bottom.
- Select “Security and Privacy” in the left pane.
- Change the “Viewing Email” option to “Always, except in Spam folder“.
I changed this setting, but I still can’t see images in Yahoo Mail. Why?
Users have been reporting problems for months. It appears to be a problem with the Yahoo site. You can usually work around the issue by double-clicking on the email to open it full screen. Other reasons the images might not be displayed could be any of the following:
- Browser Plugin or extension blocking. Try disabling any that may be causing the issue.
- Browser cache needs to be cleared.
I enabled images to display, but my photo attachments aren’t showing up large on the page and I have to click them to view them. What’s the deal?
Embedded images will show large and as part of the email message. Attachments will only display as a thumbnail and will not be included in the body of the message.
I’m using the mobile version of the Yahoo Mail website. Where is this option?
Yahoo appears to have left this option off of the mobile version of their site. View the desktop version if possible to access this setting.
Does this setting have any effect on the Android the app?
It doesn’t appear to. Images always seem to display in the Android app independent of this setting. There is a separate setting within the app under “Settings > “General Settings” called “Message Thumbnails – Display photos in messages”, but that only controls whether or not thumbnails for image attachments are displayed in your Inbox.