windows live prohibited file type

I have a .chm file attached to an email. I can't save or open the file. I'm using Windows Live Mail. How can I turn off the blocking ?.
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Hello Netlink2,

Go to Tools > Options > Security. UNcheck "Do not allow attachment..."  Click OK. Restart Windows Live Mail.

Hope this helps!
Netlink2Author Commented:
I don't see a tools, nor options tag in Windows Live Mail. Is there a way to do it from hotmail and I can get the messages from there ?.
I don't have Windows Live Mail Desktop in front of me.  But there should be a way for you to get to the Options menu.  Then go to the Security tab and disable Block all attachment.  See the screenshot in this forum

If no joy, rename the chm file to txt file, eg., name.chm to name.txt.

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Netlink2Author Commented:
I forwarded the emails to my Outlook account, which had to have registry changes made to be able to read the attachments. Nasty work by MS in my opinion.
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