Setting a profile picture

Your profile picture (also known as an avatar) is an image that represents you online. We use the widely-used Gravatar service to fetch images for you and your contacts.

You can upload and manage your own picture on the Gravatar website, at A different image can be set for each email address you use. Many email services, including Fastmail, will display these images next to the emails you send. We also show your picture in the top left corner of the screen when you are logged in.

How to disable the profile picture service

If you'd rather not see other people's avatars show up throughout your mail, you can turn them off.

  1. Go to Settings → Preferences screen.
  2. Click Show Advanced Preferences.
  3. In the Reading section, next to Avatars, switch off the option to Show public images of senders from external services.
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