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Graphics and HTML

  •  01-05-2016, 1:27

    Graphics and HTML

    I am an unsophisticated old man, with only a hazy idea of email protocols.  So be patient with me...  I have used Pegasus for decades, as a POP-3 client.  When my university abandoned their own mail system and subscribed to M-S 360, they discontinued POP-3 support entirely. (They have only IMAP.)  I do not want my mail stored in somebody else's server in the cloud, and moved to a new mail host and continued to use POP-3 protocol.  But increasingly I am getting messages consisting largely, (and sometimes entirely) of graphics.  In order to be able to read these I have to right click on the message, select, "Show Graphics", and frequently, click again, and choose, "Open in Browser".  This is obviously a recognised problem, as some senders include a tiny link at the top of their messages, with something like, "Can't see the graphics? Click here for Web version".

    What is going on here?  Is the issue that POP3 is being phased out by senders? Do I need to capitulate and move into the cloud?  Is there something in my Pegasus  configuration that I can change to make the messages display without having to go through multiple steps? (eg. automatically display graphics, without having to right click, choose to display graphics, reassure that I recognise the security risk, and really want to do it, ...)

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