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Block Images and External Objects

View email faster by blocking images and other objects unless authorized to display option blocks images from loading or any external code that may be sent along with the email to display the message faster.

Should I block images from being displayed in the email?

Images consume a lot of system resources while loading. This will increase the time it takes to display the message in the email. When you block images, the images will not be retrieved from the server and will display the message faster.

Moreover, certain images can carry malicious code along with them and may get installed on your computer without your knowledge. This code can relay information about your email address, which may result in more spam in your mailbox. By preventing these images from loading until you are confident of the source, you may prevent spammers from sending you unsolicited email.

How do I enable or disable the View email faster by blocking images and other objects unless authorized to display option?

You can enable or disable the View email faster by blocking images and other objects unless authorized to display option from the Reading Messages menu:
  1. Sign into the NetZero Message Center at http://webmail.netzero.net.
  2. Click on Options and then Messages.
  3. In the Reading section, check the box View email faster by blocking images and other objects unless authorized to display.
  4. Click Save.

Why are certain images not blocked?

NetZero does not prevent images from loading if they are from United Online or from any our advertising partners.

You can be assured that these images are free from any malicious code and will not harm your computer in any way.


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