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I just wanna to open e-mail messages on my Thunderbird and see attached images without the need for manually opening attachments, like a lot of webmails, that show at least their thumbnails...

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Probably unrelated: Why are still you on Thunderbird 12? Thunderbird 14 is out now. – Iszi Jul 19 '12 at 19:50
I use LiberKey, a portable app manager. I had some troubles with automatic updates, so I update manually after some months :) Well, Tb 12 do the work well and it is not the cause of that issue (not seeing attached images on message body), so why to use the last version? – kokbira Jul 20 '12 at 18:54
Upgraded to 13. 14 is not on LK yet... – kokbira Jul 27 '12 at 18:24
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View > Display Attachments Inline.

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Welcome to Super User! Welcome to Super User! I suggest you add more detail to this question so that it can be more useful to future users. – KronoS Jul 20 '12 at 18:25
So easy :) I did not see that option... It was an objective answer - liked it. – kokbira Jul 20 '12 at 18:51

Thunderbird already does this in default configuration. If it does not work for you, make sure that the image is really attached to the mail and not just linked in a HTML mail. Automatically fetching (and displaying) linked images would be a privacy threat, as one could see if and when you read a mail by looking at the server's log file. You can set exceptions based on sender addresses however.

Note: Thunderbird 12 is outdated and contains known security vulnerabilities. Update to current version.

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Well, it wasn't my TB default config... Nice to know which threats are corrected from TB12 to TB14. I'm now thinking about doing that update... – kokbira Jul 20 '12 at 18:57

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