When surfing the Internet and browsing web pages with Internet Explorer (IE) web browser such as IE8, the browser will pop up dialog box to prompt a security warning as below:

Do you want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely?

This webpage contains content that will not delivered using a secure HTTPS connection, which could compromise the security of the entire webpage.

Non-Secure and Secure Mixed Content Security Warning

User is giving three buttons or options to choose – “More Info” to open a help window explaining what’s the secure connections and mixed content, “Yes” which blocks off non-secure (HTTP) content on the web page, and “No” which displays mixed content or elements delivered through both secure (HTTPS/SSL) and non-secure (HTTP) web server connections.

Mixed content situation can happen on HTTPS secure websites such as online stores or financial sites that display images, banners, or scripts that are coming from a server that is not secured. IE has defaulted to prompt user for next course of action when encounter mixed content as displaying mixed content carries risk that non-secure web page or script will be able to access information from the secure content.

Having to click “No” (or “Yes” to block non-secure content) button for every visit to website with mixed content can be troublesome and annoying. Besides, it’s possible user accidentally click “Yes”, which prevents some insecure elements from loading and displaying. For user who confident that he or she does not visit possibly malicious site, it’s possible to instruct IE to display mixed content automatically, instead of asking for input.

How to Disable and Turn Off Do You Want To View Only the Webpage Content that Was Delivered Securely Security Warning

  • Launch Internet Explorer.
  • Click on Tools -> Internet Options.
  • Go to Security tab.
  • Select Internet zone (default selection).
  • Click on Custom level… button under “Security level for this zone” section.
  • Under “Miscellaneous” branch, for Display mixed content parameter, select the radio button of Enabled.

    Display Mixed Content

    Tip: Select “Disabled” to always stop loading on unsecured components in secure web page.

  • Click OK when done, and click Yes when prompted are you sure you want to change the settings for this zone.

Note: Updated as How to Always Display All Contents (Mixed Secure and Non-Secure Web Pages) in IE

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  • RAjendra

    thanks for informetion

  • latish

    A LOT OF THANKS !!!!!!!!!!

  • David T

    Worked like a charm., No more security warnings. Thanks!!

  • oussema ameri

    drime 5itwal

  • Troy

    Thank you so much for publishing this article! This pop up has been driving me crazy for a long, long time! I finally got sick of it and googled the pop up and found your article! I’m glad there are folks like you willing to help regular, everyday users! Thanks again!

  • Vincenkt

    It is worked. Thank you so much!!

  • rsbrux

    Sorry, but this doesn't work, at least not the way it should. I still get this warning for web sites in my trusted list, even though I have enabled mixed content for the trusted zone. I don't really want to permit mixed content for everything, but it seems to be the only alternative to having these pesky popups all the time!

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  • Phani

    Thanks man!!! you made my day.. finally able to get rid of this painful pop up!!

  • chazz

    Thank you. you guys are the samaritans of the interweb world.

  • Thank you for this post …..

  • jac

    Maybe, just maybe Windows will hear the masses….

  • katie

    OMG thank you this has been driving me crazy!

  • martin

    great thank u so much

  • Graham

    Thanks, my sanity has been restored.

  • Jesse

    Thank you very much for taking the time to document how to opt out of this annoying pop up.

  • Kerrie

    Thankyou thankyou thankyou…. this was driving me nuts :-)

  • Sara

    Thank you so much! I don't use IE except for a few websites that sometimes crash in firefox, but that little notice has been pissing me off for a long time! so thanks =)

  • Heather

    Thanks for the information… I have played around with my secuirty settings forever trying to figure this out. It is so annoying to have it pop up on every screen.

  • Stephen F

    Thank you I love you

  • Mike

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! This was bugging me forever and i couldnt figure out how to fix it. Youre the best!

  • Subhro


    Thanks for this information. I was getting pissed off for so long due to this prompt and recently it was comind in all webpages. Microsoft guys are a bunch of dickheads.

  • Paul

    Good info. However, it would be nbice to have a defaut for non-mixed content (answering YES) so that the default is secure rathen than unsecure!… With this tip, the "lock" indicating a secure connection disappears, while when you answer yes, it remains totally secure. So anyone knows a way to make it default to not mixed content automatically?

  • nicky

    G -R – E – A – T !!!!

  • v

    thank you , it works !

  • Jennifer

    Our office has a corporate gmail account and therefore on the administrative level, we can't change it from https – but if I login from my PC using IE8 I can view images in my gmail account – and I'm prompted to "Display Images Below" or "Always Display images from _________".

    But if I login as another user (who is having problems viewing remote images) on my PC using IE8 – I cannot view images in her emails and you don't have the option to click on the link to Display Images Below.

    I've made all of the change in the browser settings, cleared the cache, etc. – and I still can't get images to display – so in my mind it appears that it is related to Gmail and not browser related.

    Any ideas on how to resolve this issue?

  • Cheryl

    YEAH!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU so much, this was indeed driving me crazy with always popping up….now its gone!!!!

  • eltucu

    Help henk,

    i tried doing what you have advised, but the message still pops up…..What am i doing wrong ?

    This is what i did….Tools-internet options-security-trusted sites and added my site.

    My next thing is disable the whole thing….


  • Udayan Singh

    Hi, I was also facing the same problem of SECURITY WARNING IN GMAIL . The permanent solution to the problem is not refreshing the page or using a different browser. The answer was there all along. Next time you log in to GMAIL go to Settings ( right hand top corner ) and on the bottom of the default settings page ( General ) you will find a Browser Connection option. There are 2 buttons. By default neither of them is selected.

    Click on > Don't always use https. Save settings.

    Or if by mistake you might have clicked on Always use https earlier, then change to Don't always use https.

    That's it. Problem solved.

  • Henk

    sorry, but this is not a good advice. disabling a security measure…

    if there is a website that you trust and use often, you can add it to the safe websites in the security tab of IE setting.

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  • blogsy

    Thanks so much! I was trying to book my flight online and keep getting the same annoying message on every step of the booking process. Too bad, the airline website recommends using IE, which really sucks coz I'm a Firefox user.

  • Naushad

    Marvellous it worked.

    Thank you.

  • robrecht

    just thx!! Don't know why IE invented this message, it's the most annoying feature ever!

  • babu.T

    nice tips , i got it somthing thanks for google

  • Grateful!

    Thank you sooooooooooooo much : )

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  • Mireya Salas

    Thank You so much you made my day!!

  • Maggie

    Thanks so much !! That box was driving me crazy on my kids homeschooling page. You Rock !

    Many Blessings

  • majid

    Thank you for this information. This was the solution to https message away.

    Simple solution .. if you know where this option is

  • Maryann

    Thank you! :)

  • Slava Volman

    Terrific tip. The message prompt was very annoying and couldn't find any way to disable it.


    For the last few days I started getting the security warning & images disappered from my emails. I was trying desperately for a solution. At this stage appearance of this article has helped me.


  • Michael

    Great tips!! google reader always prompt this !! hate it!