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Disable photo and video previews in Hotmail emails (Active View Settings)

The latest iteration of Windows Live Hotmail introduced a feature called "Active Views", which allow you to get preview of multimedia content from inside an email message itself, without the need (in most cases) to actually open the page that contained the photos or videos in question. As an example, here is how Windows Live Hotmail leverages Active Views to let you preview a Flickr photo stream right inside your email message: all we received was a link to a photo gallery, and Hotmail recognized the source (Flickr) and displayed an interactive slideshow right inside the email itself! If you want to disable the feature and turn off photo and video previews in your Hotmail account, read the rest of this tutorial.

Windows Live Hotmail Active Views for pictures and movies

Turn off Hotmail Active View for photos and videos

Follow these steps to disable video and photo preview in your emails:

If you decide that you want to have Active View turned on all the time, simply go back to your Active View settings, and re-enable it by choosing the "Always show previews" option.

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