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Hi everybody

I've recently installed MS Office XP onto my WinXP PC and am using Outlook as my preferred mail client.

I imported all of my old mail from Outlook Express into Outlook, and found the email a friend had sent me with a .exe file attached (it was a game patch) as I needed to patch the game I had just reinstalled. However, when I opened the email, it said that the attachment had been removed.

I did a search of the Outlook help database, which informed me that there were 2 levels of security when it came to blocking attached files, Level 1 of which could not be altered unless it was by an Administrator on a Network. Unfortunately for me, .exe files are classed as Level 1 attachments.

My question therefore is, is there anyway I can alter this Level 1 list to allow .exe files through - maybe through the Registry or 3rd party tool.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Many thanks

Geoff
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You might ask the sender to simply rename the EXE to something else...if your administrator prevents you from downloading these attachments, you shouldn't try to disable this setting...
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I haven't got an Administrator - it's just me, on my todd, using Outlook as my email client.

Thanks for the links CO, I'll try them out when I get home and let you know how I get on.

Cheers for now.

Geoff
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Hi CrazyOne

Thanks for the tips. I didn't get chance to try them out last night, but the Micrsoft Support article looks bang on the money. I shall try that one tonight and let you know if it worked.

Thanks again.

Geoff
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Hi CrazyOne

Many many thanks for the advice. I tried the Microsoft Support link first and it worked a treat. I can now see the .exe patch file that my mate sent me.

All the best.

Geoff
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:) glad we could help
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