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When you get email messages with links to photos or videos, you can use Active Views to preview the content. You’ll see smaller versions of the photos or video right in the message. You can even play the video right in your inbox.
Sign in to your Outlook.com account.
Under Reading email, click Active View settings.
Under Do you want to see previews?, choose whether to show or hide previews.
To go back to your inbox, click the Outlook logo.
If photos or other files are attached to an email message to you, Outlook.com uses Active Views to display them. You can't turn off this type of Active View.
Active Views are designed so that your privacy is protected. For more information about Microsoft and privacy, you can read our privacy statement.
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