How to turn off automatic image loading in Gmail

Save your bandwidth and your privacy

Google recently made a change that automatically displays images in Gmail, rather than requiring you to click on them to open. While this might sound convenient, it can make emails take longer to load, and it also tells marketers and spammers if you've opened the email. Here's how to turn it off.

Click the gear icon at the top right of Gmail and then select Settings.

In the Images section on the General tab, choose "Ask before displaying external images."

That's it! This prevents images from being automatically displayed inline. [via Lifehacker]

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