Outlook Express - Removing Attachments

Posted on 2004-03-24
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
I have Outlook Express 6.0 at home with Windows XP.  Recently, I've noticed that emails received by me that contained attachments (Word documents) are being stripped.  Instead of the Attachment(s), I receive this in the body of the msg:  "Outlook Express removed access to unsafe attachments."  How can I disable this ?  Thanks to everyone !!
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sunray_2003 earned 125 total points
ID: 10670145
Hi Vickala2964,

go to tools --> options --> security
and uncheck " Donot allow attachments to be saved or opened that could potentially be a virus "

OLEXP: Using Virus Protection Features in Outlook Express 6

Cannot Open E-Mail Attachments in Outlook Express After You Install SP1


Author Comment

ID: 10670201
Wow Sunray, that was quick !
Thanks so much much for taking the time to respond.  I will try this as soon as I get home and will confirm your response by tomorrow (promise).  One quick question, any reason why this would change all by itself ?  Thanks again, Vickie
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Expert Comment

ID: 10671715
It should not actually change .. May be someone else had checked that option there.

Uncheck the option and see if it would remain that way or change. I would be very surprised if it changes
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Author Comment

ID: 10679791
Hi Sunray,
I tried your fix last night and of course, it worked.  I suspect the option was not changed manually, since I really am the only one that "tweaks" this computer and only on an "as needed" basis.  However, I recently updated to SP1, which I understand from your article may have changed the option without me knowing.  Again, thank you for your expert advice and here are your points.

Regards, Vickie
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Expert Comment

ID: 10679924
Thanks vickie.

Good to know you are the only one who tweaks that computer but sometimes you need to be careful ..


Author Comment

ID: 10680079
So true and duly noted.  Thx.  V

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