Mail not displaying some images properly

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by stream41, May 19, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2012
    Hi guys, I've been having a strange problem with Mail in Lion lately. Every day I receive Favorite Searches emails from eBay - about 50 or 60 of them. They are formatted to have thumbnail images of each search result. Some of them display like this, which is proper:


    While others display like this:


    Doesn't seem to be a pattern to it, either. One email won't show up right, but the very next one in the list will be fine. Then the next one will be bad, etc. I've made sure the "display external images" option is selected.

    Any other ideas? Thanks!!
  2. macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    The e-mails without images are being sent without images. Mail cannot make an image appear when there are no images to display.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2012
    Well, that's what I thought, too. So I looked at the emails in Gmail in Safari, and all the emails/images show up perfectly fine. So I don't think it's anything wrong on eBay's end. It's something that's happening in Mail when it renders the emails.
  4. macrumors G4

    Jul 17, 2002
    The text-only messages are displaying "perfectly fine." The symptom of a problem with linked graphics in HTML mail are placeholders where the graphics should be. It is not a perfectly formatted message in a monospaced font. You are comparing different messages.
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2012
    Well, when I use Gmail's web-based access in Safari, it loads every one of these emails perfectly - images and all. Why is Mail displaying half of that same bunch of emails improperly?

    In other words, if Gmail's web-based platform loads the emails correctly with full images, that means the problem isn't with the emails' formatting, right?
  6. macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2014
    Clever and insightful.
    This is a serious issue not to be dealt with in such a flippant way.

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