Getting Thunderbird to Automatically Load Images in Emails

For the version of Thunderbird I'm running under OpenSolaris 2008.05, when you receive an email with images in it, I get a little "banner" at the top of the email where I have to click the "Load Images" button in order to see the images in that email.

Well today it got to the point where it had annoyed me enough that I wanted to adjust this, so that images where automatically loaded. Seems simple right?

After spending about five minutes looking at all the Preferences options and Account Settings options and not finding it, I decided to google for it.

The solution is to bring up Edit->Preferences, click on the Advanced panel, go to the General tab and click on the "Config Editor..." button. Then look for the "mailnews.message_display.disable_remote_image" setting and double click on the "true" word to turn it to "false".

Why is this so hard? Why couldn't there be some way of doing it directly from the little banner with the "Load Images" button? Maybe a little "Change this..." link.

Anyway, hopefully this post will save somebody else a few minutes if they are struggling with the same problem.

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