Help!! Outlook Express removes all attachments before I can read them!

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Rob Varto, Apr 6, 2004.

  1. Rob Varto

    Rob Varto Supporting Actor

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    Is there an "options" tab I can de-select to stop Outlook Express from doing this to me? I've been trying to send work home and each time I receive the file, I get a message saying that "OE has removed any potentially harmful attachments". How can I prevent this from happening?
     
  2. Jon_Gregory

    Jon_Gregory Stunt Coordinator

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    Yes, go to tools and click options. From there click on the security tab. There will be a check box that says "Do not allow attatchments to be saved or opened that could be potentialy a virus."

    Uncheck this box and you should be allowed to open the attatchments.

    For some reason this is checked by default until you unckeck it when a email account is created.
     
  3. Kimmo Jaskari

    Kimmo Jaskari Screenwriter

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    The reason being that OE is a very dangerous client to accept attachments on since it is one of the number one virus targets out there. Make very sure you have all security patches from Windows update and a good virus scanner.
     

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