Password files blocked by Outlook client

Posted on 2006-05-04
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
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.
Question by:JohanHe
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    Expert Comment

    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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    Author Comment

    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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    Accepted Solution

    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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