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File attachments (Outlook Express 5.5)

Posted on 2002-04-20
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How can I stop file attachments from opening automatically when a message is opened? For some reason some attachments will open by themselves and some do not (mostly txt). Good thing my virus software is working because this has become a problem.
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turn off the preview pane
tools, options, uncheck automatically download message when viewing in the preview pane
and then view-->layout and uncheck preview pane
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by:mousmasterbob
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OE 5.5 is suppose to have the patch detailed below But I would suggest updating OE

File Attachments
When you open a multimedia e-mail attachment (such as file types ending in .mid, .wav, .gif, or .mov), code that is contained in the attachment can automatically run.


For additional information about issues with multimedia e-mail attachments,
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q247638
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wtp
Glad I could help
Steve
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by:mousmasterbob
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Sorry stevenlewis you your post was not their when I can in
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mousmasterbob That's quite OK
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