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I want to create an email with a signature that contains an external image. For example, I would like to always include my SuperUser flair in my signature like so:

This can be done if I insert an image and select the above source. The problem occurs when I copy the image and paste it into the body of a new email. Outlook creates an embedded version and breaks the link to the original email.

How can an image be pasted into Outlook and NOT be embedded (ie: the link to the original image is maintained?)

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What are you pasting it into? Why do you need to copy it? Why not manually insert an image with source of

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