Box with Red X

Windows MAIL. Some emails contain empty blank boxes of various sizes with a small red X in the top left corner.
Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit.
 

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Vistaar

Vista Guru
Welcome back to Vista Forums dmillar337. You are still keeping a Vista system online and using Windows Mail to open emails in January 2020? That is probably not a very good idea from a security standpoint, but I am also quite attached to Vista. I believe we had a thread about your issue last year. Please look at the screenshot in this post and see if it looks familiar. Unfortunately, that thread was long on discussion but short on solutions.

Windows Mail uses Internet Explorer's engine. Even if you have Internet Explorer 9 updated to the time when Microsoft officially ended support for Vista, you have a very old browser engine that does not support TLS 1.2. I believe that is the cause of your "box with red x" issue. For average users, the best solution to almost every problem is to buy a Windows 10 PC. I hesitate to even mention this, but advanced users could add support for TLS 1.2 to IE9 if they so desired (see my thread IE9: Last Supported Browser for Vista).
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite m9150f
    CPU
    Intel Q6600
    Memory
    3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT

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Vista 4ever
boxes with red x mean that the image is not loaded, you may need to click on download images where it says images blocked to protect the identity of the sender
btw unlike vistaar said vista is safe to use if you have a good paid antivirus like norton or even a free one like avira keep your pc, win 10 is not that good unlike most ppl say
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows Vista Ultimate
    Manufacturer/Model
    Fujitsu D9510
    CPU
    intel core2 duo p8600
    Motherboard
    fujitsu
    Memory
    3gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    mobile intel 4
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    wdc 300gb
    Mouse
    trackpad only with buttons for optional trackpoint
    Keyboard
    IT
    Internet Speed
    10mbits down /1mbit up
  • Operating System
    Windows Xp Professional
    Manufacturer/Model
    DELL LATITUDE D610
    CPU
    Pentium M 1.66
    Motherboard
    DELL
    Memory
    2gb
    Graphics card(s)
    intel
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4:3
    Hard Drives
    80gb
    PSU
    Original 60w DELL psu
    Mouse
    trackpad and trackpoint
    Other Info
    restored like new condition
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