iDont display embedded images in gmail?Support

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  1. chris.h

    chris.h Well-Known Member

    So I get an email with embedded pictures... all of the pictures show up as a box with a "?" in the middle and there is no option to show pictures. WTF?

    If an image is attached it will display. If an image is embedded it will not display. If I go to on the phone the image again will not display. If I go to on my computer the image is there.

    Again, wtf? I hope there is some setting that I'm missing here...

  2. iamloco724

    iamloco724 Well-Known Member

    my gf had this problem on the g1..i would have hoped it would have been solved by now..dont know if theres a way to fix it
  3. dbarrett480

    dbarrett480 Well-Known Member

    works for me, whenever there are embedded pics there is a button at the top that you can press that says view pics
  4. tarponbeach

    tarponbeach Well-Known Member

    Same problem here. I'm also not having any luck setting outgoing mail to an alias address.

    I really want to like this phone, but I'm missing a lot of what I could do on my 3Gs. (except I can't make reliable phone calls on the 3Gs)
  5. chris.h

    chris.h Well-Known Member

    It must depend on how they are embedded?

    Ebay - "show pictures"
    Citibank - "show pictures"
    Paypal - "show pictures" (sold a storm, checked my balance)

    Email sent that a person made in outlook - nada
  6. socalHERO

    socalHERO Member

    ***BUMP* Im getting the same prob. Anyone have any idea why we can see pics in the gmail app. I open the msg and don't even have an option/button to click to view pics. This ANDROID is great but want to see pics.
  7. MotoDroidHelpandInfo

    MotoDroidHelpandInfo Well-Known Member

    I've had no problem are they coming from an actual gmail addresses or imported?
  8. socalHERO

    socalHERO Member

    My wife just sent an email and it just shows a bunch of squares with "?"'s in them.
  9. speedracr13

    speedracr13 Active Member

    I'm having no issues, just have to hit the Show Pictures button at the top.
  10. chris.h

    chris.h Well-Known Member

    It seems like the problem lies in who/where the email was created. Some e-mails with embedded images (citibank, paypal) work no problem, but ones that been created in outlook and sent to me have no button for displaying images.
  11. socalHERO

    socalHERO Member

    EXACTLY! Same here.
  12. OldSmoky

    OldSmoky Well-Known Member

    The people who are not having problems are not getting what the issue is here. I have the same problem on my Eris.

    The email that has a "show pictures" or "download pictures" options: either the mail was sent as attachments or the pictures are hosted on a server and Gmail gives you these options.

    What is being talked about here are embedded images, i.e. those images that are directly inserted in an html message. Messages from Outlook have this capability as well as certain other programs such as Photoshop Elements.

    This may be a bug or a security feature. Spammers use embedded images to report back to a server that the address is good. However, if this was the case, why does the full version of Gmail on the PC allow embedded images to be show.

    Also the BB email client displays embedded images properly.
  13. chris.h

    chris.h Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I think the problem is when people right click and copy an image and then paste it in an email. Outlook will embed the image into the email, but it's not attached and not linked to the original picture via an html img tag.

    If it's an html email with proper img tags then those ones seem to work.
  14. stevenfstein

    stevenfstein Active Member

    I had set up gmail to retrieve my optonline stuff - one stop shopping thought. Email with embedded photos do not display (mostly) in gmail but they show perfectly in optonline via pop server. Obviously I'm not using Outlook either way. Seems like a shortcoming to me.

    Regards.... Steve
  15. Doug373

    Doug373 New Member

    Not only is the embedded images not displaying, just a blue box with a ?. My friend sent me a photo he took with his Iphone and had the same blue box. Love the phone but even with my crappy BB storm I could a receive embedded images anybody know if there will be a fix have 30days to return?:(
  16. sooper_droid12

    sooper_droid12 Well-Known Member

    No problem for me either.
  17. esmith818

    esmith818 Well-Known Member

    Can you see these images on your computer's gmail interface? I just sent myself some wallpapers (PNG format) and saw them inline on my Gmail app. I know that even on the laptop, there are some image formats (as attachemnts) that Gmail does not preview due to virus concerns.
  18. OldSmoky

    OldSmoky Well-Known Member

    The only easy way to see the picture is have them sent as attachments. Gmail will display them automatically without having to open the attachment.
  19. Doug373

    Doug373 New Member

    everything I cant see on my droid I can see on my gmail account with no problem.
  20. UncleMike

    UncleMike Well-Known Member

    This agrees with what I'm seeing here. Embedded images fail. Attached or linked messages work fine.

    The security issue arises when images are linked in the email. Displaying the images causes your email client to retrieve the images from the source - usually the spammer's server - with unique URL that identifies the email address that the spam was sent to. Retrieval of the image verifies the validity of the email address.
  21. DA717

    DA717 Well-Known Member

    ok people need to understand that embedded images is different than html webpages which will show the button "Show Pictures". Embedded images are basically you copying an image and pasting it into the body of the email usually in outlook.
  22. bthoward

    bthoward Well-Known Member

    I've had embedded pictures and I found that once I downloaded the images to the phone they would then display inline like they were supposed to.
  23. metalmenance

    metalmenance Well-Known Member

    Well first its not a Droid problem for those who keep blaming the phone
    it is the way the person sends it to you, (usually as a forward)
    It is a gmail thing that has to do with spam and such through google
    I had the same issue on my storm and wm phones gmail just doesnt simply see the images when it formats them. sometimes it even happens on a pc when you are looking right in gmail on pc it is looking more at the server then a forward as imap/pop
    I do think gmail will get better with time more so as they are getting bigger with their own os really hitting the public more and more
  24. DA717

    DA717 Well-Known Member

    Nope when I tried it was not a forwarded email. brand new composed email with an embedded image same result.
  25. Redflea

    Redflea Well-Known Member

    Test results: Composed an email in Outlook w/an inserted picture.

    On phone Gmail shows the email and the name of the attached image file, but no image, no option to open it (short/long press, menu options etc., don't offer any way to view the image). There is a frame sized to the image in the email body, with a small blue square in the center, but the image itself doesn't display.

    Clearly the image should show, or at least there should be a "show pictures" button to make it appear. Defect/poor user experience.

    I also sent the email w/embedded image to my work email address (set up via IMAP on the Droid) and had a different (somewhat better but still somewhat broken) result. In that case:

    1. I got a "Show pictures" button
    2. Clicking "Show picture" didn't result in the picture appearing
    3. At the bottom of the email there was an option to Open or Save the attached picture.
    4. I chose Open and was able to view the image in the Gallery image viewer
    5. I returned to the email and the image still didn't show.
    6. I exited the email and opened it again and now the image displays embedded in the email. The email app now appears to know where the embedded image is on my Droid.

    This is something that Google needs to fix...this day and age not displaying embedded email images is a surprisingly lame issue to have to deal with. There should he a "Show pictures" option to allow viewing embedded images from any email source...

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