Show Picture Placeholders Outlook 2016 – Resolve Office 365 Images Not Displaying

Anurag | Modified: January 30, 2018 | General, outlook | 3 Minutes Reading

In Office 365 account there are basically three broad ways to include the images in the emails. One of the known method is through attachments, other is embedded (past inline) and the last method is via referenced HTML code. The last method is normally used via spammers and other business emails holders who want to check if the emails received are often open or the email account is active or not. That’s why Outlook 2016 understands and automatically hides the pictures that is not safer to use. Images are temporarily blocked. Picture in the emails from future will be blocked automatically and the images would be hidden.

This is the reason problem of picture not showing in Outlook 2016 shows up. Their are many accounts where images not showing in Outlook Web App so the user need that possible set of data hence its important to recover all those images.
In this particular section we would cover the method to resolve Office 365 images not displaying issue. The problem of images not showing in Outlook 2016 / 2013 or earlier version can be resolved by a process in Admin section.

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What Actually Happen in – Picture not showing in Outlook 2016

Basically the user whenever don’t see a red x and user would see a blank box shaped like the graphic or photo. User don’t see any picture placeholders enabled. You can see the image to void show picture placeholders Outlook 2016 account.

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Show Picture Placeholders Outlook 2016 – Manual Approach

Outlook 2016 images not showing in html email could be resolved through an easy manual steps.
Did you check the option Show picture placeholder under New Email? If no then follow the steps mentioned below and check if it helps:

  1. Open Outlook and create New Email.
  2. Click on File> Options> Mail.
  3. On the right hand side of the page click on Editor Options> Advanced
  4. Uncheck the option Show Picture Placeholders and click OK.
  5. Close and open Outlook and check if Outlook works fine.


There are many ways that can help Outlook 2016 the linked image cannot be displayed problem resolved. There are many solution that help the user to solve the issue of images not showing in Outlook account. Its better the user should take some precaution steps to show picture placeholders in Outlook 2016 and its better to have their Outlook Web Apps data backup so that any of their data items may not hinder their work.