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I have a file on my server that contains personal and confidential information. I want to allow certain users to be able to read the file or print the file, but CAN'T attach the file into a email and send it to someone. Is there anyway to achieve this in Windows 2000 Server or would I have to buy a 3rd party software package?
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by:LeftofCool
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When you say you can't, are you fearing interception or physically cannot attach the file to an e-mail.
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by:JamesDS
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Djrobluv
Using the tools you have available (IE installed with the OS) it is impossible to stop a user that has read access from attaching the file to an email.

There may be tools out there that apply a policy to outlook, a firewall or a mailserver to do similar jobs, but what would stop a user from simply opening the file and copying the content into an email directly or even another file and attaching that.

Cheers

JamesDS
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by:Djrobluv
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Sorry I didn't mention the file is a PDF.
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by:Djrobluv
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LeftofCool ; that is physically attach it to a email
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Djrobluv
The file type is irrelevant, PDFs can still be copied to another file and that attached to an email without any restrictions.

Cheers

JamesDS
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