Outlook 2003 not showing attachments on inital email open

Gang,

     I am having a problem with Outlook 2003 when a person initially opens an email with an attachment.  The initial open will not show the attachment, but any time the same email is opened there after, the attachment shows like it is supposed to.  To further complicate the matter, it seems like the emails that are affected are only the ones coming in today.  I can open prior emails that show attachments just fine.  FYI, even if I move the email to another folder, it still will not show the attachment correctly unless it is opened a second time.

Thanks,
Dale Gore
dgore1Asked:
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war1Commented:
Greetings, dgore1 !

What change since Outlook last worked properly? Reverse the change.  

If no joy, perform a system restore to yesterday to a day when Outlook worked.

Best wishes!
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war1Commented:
Also, restarting Outlook or restarting the computer may fix the problem.
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dgore1Author Commented:
Thanks for the prompt responses.  What has changed was that outlook was previously showing all emails that had been received and being received with the subject as "none".  These emails couldn't be opened or viewed at all.  To fix that problem, I removed that persons email account, uninstalled and reinstalled an outlook connector (world client aka MDaemon 2.1).  The person also wanted the their personal folder contents integrated with the connector (it uses an IMAP connection).  Now the person's emails show up correctly as do the global calendar.  Everything is fixed with the exception of the attachment issue.  Also, just as a side note, I exported the persons email to a backup.pst file before doing all the steps above.  Once the MDaemon was reinstalled and setup for the users account, I imported the backup.pst file into the active mail folder (ie not personal folders, archive folders, etc).  During the import, several errors occured (I can't remember what they were), so I waited to see what would happen after the import.  Once again, everything seems to be running fine with that one exception.
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dgore1Author Commented:
After uninstalling the email account and connector once again, the problem is still present.  It seems to only be affecting the inbox, but instead of the problem occuring on emails today, it seems like it is a problem with any email in the inbox with any attachment.  Any ideas?
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war1Commented:
Check if antivirus is affecting viewing of attachment. Temporarily disable antivirus check of email.
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war1Commented:
dgore1, any update?
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dgore1Author Commented:
I have not been back to the site since I posted the question.  I should be back there today (3/26) and will try to anti virus, but I doubt that is the reason since the attachments show up just fine in prior emails (ones opened and ones that haven't been).  Any other ideas?
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war1Commented:
By disabling antivirus, you would check a recent AV update cause the attachment problem.

If no joy, and you have not done so, perform a system restore to a date when all worked.
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dgore1Author Commented:
Rather than do a system restore, I would rather just uninstall and reinstall the office suite (which would include Outlook).  I don't trust system restores as I have had some that didn't work very well.
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war1Commented:
Reinstall MS Office would fix the problem if the problem is in Office file.  If the problem is not in Office file, reinstall will not fix it.  Let me know how disable antivirus as I propose above worked for you.

I've found System Restore less disruptive then an Office reinstall.  Make sure to disable programs running in background, like antivirus and antispyware programs, before doing a system restore.
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dgore1Author Commented:
This was from an earlier ticket with System restore called System restore Crisis that came about after a system I was working on began to freeze up.  I found a date before all the problems performed the system restore and bam....no desktop...you could logon, just no ICONS, taskbar, etc.  

Here's how I solved that problem:

Did a system restore...no desktop icons nothing...just a background.
pressed ctrl alt del and found taskmanager...clicked on file>new task explore.exe...runs for only a second...
Then I did this: file>new task %systemroot%\system32\restore\RSTRUI.exe...it brings up the system restore menu...I choose to uninstall the last restore point and bingo, all is back!!!

That's why I'm not a big fan of system restore.
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dgore1Author Commented:
Currently I am working at trying another computer with a fresh profile to see if it's computer specific or profile specific...well let you know as soon as I find out..
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