How do you make the photos that people send you in emails auto open

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?

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