How to View Attached Images Instantly in Yahoo Mail

Want to take a look at your Yahoo attachments? Here's how

What to Know

  • Go to Settings > More Settings > Viewing email.
  • Under Show images in messages, select Always, except in spam folder.
  • Note: This feature is not available in Yahoo Mail Basic.

This article explains how to view an attached image immediately in an incoming Yahoo Mail message without downloading the file. This is possible only in the latest version of Yahoo Mail, not Yahoo Mail Basic.

How to View an Image in Yahoo Mail

You can show images immediately in an individual email, or adjust your settings to always see them in all emails. Here's how.

  1. In the body of an email, select Show Images to view them in this instance, or select Always show images to quickly enable showing all images.

    An email in Yahoo Mail with the "Show Images" and "Always Show Images" options highlighted
  2. To enable through Settings, select Settings in the upper-right corner.

    Yahoo Mail with the Settings option highlighted
  3. Select More Settings.

    Yahoo Mail with More Settings highlighted
  4. On the left panel, select Viewing email.

    Yahoo Mail settings with the Viewing Email heading highlighted
  5. Under the section Show images in messages, select Always, except in spam folder.

    Yahoo Mail settings with "Always, except in spam folder" highlighted

How to View an Image in Yahoo Mail Basic

If you use Yahoo Mail Basic, images do not show up immediately in an email. Instead, you see a link icon with a Save button under it. Saving the link downloads the file to your computer so you can open an application and view it.

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