When reading RSS feeds in Outlook 2010, I was always bothered when images were automatically downloaded. When reading feeds in my RSS reader, I prefer to focus on the content rather than an image. In particular, I've noticed that a number of RSS feeds are now including very large images in their RSS feeds which caused me to have to scroll a full page-length before I was able to read the content.

Outlook has an option to disable image downloads in RSS feeds, but it was a bit tucked away. Here's how to enable the feature:

  1. Open Outlook and click the File tab
    Outlook 2010 File Button
  2. Select the options item from the left menu
    Outlook 2010 Options Button
  3. In the window that pops up, select the Trust Center tab on the left, then click the Trust Center Settings button in the pane on the right.
    Outlook 2010 Trust Center Settings
  4. Select the 'Automatic Download' tab, then uncheck the 'Permit downloads in RSS items' checkbox.
    Outlook 2010 Disable Images in RSS Feeds


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