Just came across this while reading one of my geeky newsletters. It's a piece on solving the "I can't see your picture" problems. Good stuff, Maynard! Hope it helps.
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Have you ever noticed that sometimes when viewing emails or websites,
the images do not appear, but a little red X shows up instead? Or
maybe it happens when you attach pictures to outgoing emails, and the
recipients complain that THEY get the Red X of Doom.
Sometimes it's human error, but more often it's yet another case of
software trying to save us from ourselves... There are a bunch of
reasons why you might see that annoying red X while viewing a website
with Internet Explorer or an email with Outlook. Here are some of the
possible reasons, and suggested fixes for each:http://askbobrankin.com/red_x_appears.html
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Excerpt from the Jan 19, 2005 edition of The Internet Tourbus.