Apple Mail 2 – Turn on images just for those in address book?

Apple Mail 2 is a decent e-mail client and probably the best one on OS X. I tried Thunderbird, but its lack of Address Book integration really got on my nerves.

However there is one thing I would like to do and I suspect someone might have a solution.

I get a lot of HTML e-mails. Most are junk mail (shocking isn’t it?). Some are however important e-mails.

In Apple Mail, I can either turn on image loading for everything…or turn it off and manually click a Load button when I want to view the images.

Neither solution is completely acceptable for me. I would love it if I could basically whitelist any contact in my address book and have Mail turn on images for just those who are in my address book. Any other e-mail will have remote images disabled, until I decide to add them to the address book.

I did find an AppleScript that allowed you to toggle remote images on/off from a menu. However this isn’t automated and a pain to me to keep clicking.

Is there a way to do this?

3 thoughts on “Apple Mail 2 – Turn on images just for those in address book?

  1. Thanks for the obvious!

    My main issues with Thunderbird on the Mac is lack of spotlight and address book integration. Both of which are bug #’s, but till then, gotta wait.

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