Thursday, December 12, 2013 1:33 PM EST
Starting today, Gmail is rolling out an update, which will display images by default and no longer require users to click on the “display images below” link. This Gmail improvement should increase open rates for contacts with @gmail.com email addresses.
According to Gmail:
“Have you ever wondered why Gmail asks you before showing images in emails? We did this to protect you from unknown senders who might try to use images to compromise the security of your computer or mobile device.
But thanks to new improvements in how Gmail handles images, you’ll soon see all images displayed in your messages automatically across desktop, iOS and Android. Instead of serving images directly from their original external host servers, Gmail will now serve all images through Google’s own secure proxy servers.
So what does this mean for you? Simple: your messages are more safe and secure, your images are checked for known viruses or malware, and you’ll never have to press that pesky “display images below” link again. With this new change, your email will now be safer, faster and more beautiful than ever.”
See Gmail’s official blog for more information.
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