Microsoft adds external image blocking to Outlook for Android.

Microsoft added a “Block External Images” function in Outlook for Android. This function, as soon as activated, will save you pictures in emails despatched via other people, no longer to your contacts from downloading mechanically. Microsoft says “Block external pictures atmosphere is not going to block pictures which can be embedded within the e-mail as attachments, together with maximum emails despatched from family and friends.”

While no longer a safety danger, blocking pictures in emails protects customers privateness as those emails can infrequently come with references to pictures hosted on the net and can be utilized to observe whether or not somebody has learn an e-mail. All in all, this blocking function is a welcome boost if you happen to price your privateness. 

By default, the image blocking atmosphere is disabled. In order to turn on, faucet the hamburger menu – the three horizontal bars on the best left – then faucet the settings icon on the backside left. Tap your e-mail account or every other e-mail if in case you have a number of accounts and toggle the blocking atmosphere. It turns blue when activated.

This replace is already to be had to obtain in Google Play Store.