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How to change my own email account avatar?
Posted by Olivia Rust on 24 May 2019 15:59

eM Client is able to show avatars for your contacts and can also download avatars from external sources like domain icons and gravatar. But how do you change your own avatar?

This cannot be done directly via eM Client yet, but there are ways to get your avatar updated and connect an image with your email account everywhere.

The easiest way to change your email avatar is via Gravatar - https://gravatar.com/
Just create an account with your email address and upload an image.
eM Client will be able to load this image for your email account.

If you own your domain/have a website on the domain you can set up a favicon.
You can read about favicon setup here - https://www.w3.org/2005/10/howto-favicon

Another tool that you might find useful is a favicon generator, to create different sizes of your image - https://www.websiteplanet.com/webtools/favicon-generator

IMPORTANT: Please note that since eM Client updates the downloaded avatars every 30 days, the avatar changes won’t be immediately visible.

However, you can force eM Client to re-download new images by disabling and re-enabling the download of images from external sources, which will clear the image cache:

  1.        Go to Menu > Settings > Contacts > General
  2.        Disable the option ‘Download avatars from external sources’ and click ‘Apply’
  3.        Then enable the option ‘Download avatars from external sources’ again and click ‘Ok’
  4.        Your new image will show up now
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