In Windows 7, when you opened an email that had photos embedded in it, it would automatically display those photos. In Windows 8 ie, that sometimes happens but not always. I've gone to the settings for the two emails that I use, Hotmail, and Gmail, and put the setting to automatically download external images. Perhaps that is not the same thing and displaying them in the Email? When I get the emails, there is a rectangular shape representing the photo that was sent to me. In the upper left corner is a square with an X in it. I'm aware that I can simply download the attached images, but shouldn't there be a way to have them display within the email automatically when the email is opened?