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Old 11-16-2004, 12:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Outlook removing access to attachments

I have noticed that Outlook automaticall removes access to attachments. It's a very sporatic process, it is not steady and it does it randomly to docuyments I need. if I try to email my self my reume or something, I open it in Outlook and it says "OE has automatically removed access to the following unsafe attachments: Resume.doc"

This is some crap. Like I said, it dosent do it to all attachments, just some. *.DOC seems to be a culprit that is a habitual offender. I can go to the mail shell on the Comcast website to get the mail, but thats annoying. Is there a way I can turn off this annoying feature? I really dont lke it.

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Old 11-16-2004, 01:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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In Outlook Express, select the Tools menu, and click Options.

Select the Security tab, clear the Do not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could potentially be a virus check box, and click OK.

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Thank you very much my friend. That was pretty easy.
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Old 11-17-2004, 09:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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.doc files can be used to store viruses, do to the vast functionality of the format. Unlike a bland plain-text file.

You'll find this happens for zips and other potentially-dangerous formats, too.

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