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Outlook 2002/2003 has built in security where it automatically blocks certain attachments - for example exe files. The file is blocked by the Outlook client and not the Exchange server or third party software.

Right, now I would like to know if Outlook will block Word or Excel documents automatically because they are password protected? doc and xls files are never blocked by Outlook by default.
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Nope. Word and excel files will not get blocked in outlook by default. Though confirm whether the attachment types are .doc or .xls

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They are definitly xls and doc. They are password protected though. Does Outlook only look at the extension or can it block the file because it is password protected?
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I work at an IATA Travel agency. We get a lot of password protected Excel files from Airlines and Agents. AFAIK we had never come across this.

What is the indication that you get that the file is blocked?
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