I have a Magento 1.9 installation that uses multiple stores and one of them is password protected, using .htaccess and .htpasswd. When an order is placed on the password protected website, the order email images don't show. Instead, they are replaced by links (as shown below)
The link points to my private website and I know that the problem is that my email provider (gmail in my case) can't access the files because accessing the url requires a password. I know what the problem is, but I am wondering what would be the cleanest solution to this problem.