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Removing an unwanted photo from Outlook 2011’s Me contact

One of my users had a problem, where he suddenly had a photo of himself appearing as part of emails he was sending. He didn’t want the photo being appended to outgoing emails, so he asked how to get rid of it. After some research, I was able to remove it. See below the jump for the procedure.

Click on Contacts in the lower-left corner of the Outlook window.

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In Contacts, click the Organize tab.

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Click the button called Me.

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The Me contact stores information about the default main user of Outlook. Here’s how to remove photos from it:

Double-click the picture displayed in the contact.

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Drag the picture out of the center box (direction doesn’t matter as long as it’s outside the box) and click the Set button.

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The photo should no longer appear in the contact information window.

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  1. Beth
    April 20, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Thank you so much!

  2. Ben
    May 9, 2013 at 1:02 am

    I too am trying to get rid of the photo when sending an email, but I do not have the box in the bottom left corner of outlook with contacts, calender, mail etc. in it. Can you please help?

  3. Sooz
    September 18, 2013 at 12:11 am

    I have Outlook 2010 and would like to remove this picture as well.

  4. me
    September 17, 2015 at 7:26 am

    thanks, helped me a lot.

  5. DG
    December 15, 2015 at 10:11 am

    thanks a lot! 😉

  6. Slobodan
    December 26, 2016 at 5:27 am

    Thanks a lot! 🙂

  7. Neethu
    January 18, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    I changed my picture but all my emails still have the old one . How long would it take for the new picture to appear ?

  8. S L Vig
    October 20, 2018 at 9:34 am

    this reply does not suit me. I want to remove certain unwanted pictures from all pictures folder. pl advise.

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