Microsoft Outlook has gained the option to block external images in emails. While this might seem like a minor tweak, it can be helpful for privacy-minded users, as images can be used to track whether emails have been read — valuable information for spammers.

Here's the changelog:

You can choose to block external images in emails. Turn this on by going to Settings and tapping on the account where you'd like it enabled.

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Incidentally, Gmail started showing images by default years ago, but circumvents potential privacy concerns by using proxy servers.