Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

How to STOP Outlook from blocking a Microsoft Access MDB attachment

Posted on 2008-06-10
4
1,543 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-21
ok ... where is the setting in Outlook 2003 that you can turn OFF ... so that Outlook will *not* block an Access MDB attachment - and what ever other attachments I do not want it to block.

When I open an email ... expecting to drag off the attachment into a folder of my choice ... only the attachment name appears ... and a message at the top of the email window states:

"Outlook block access to the following potentially unsafe attachments: xyz.mdb"

mx
0
Comment
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
debuggerau earned 400 total points
ID: 21757214
full instruction here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/829982

but in summary:
regedt32 -> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Security

New -> String Value -> enter "Level1Remove" without the quotes
Right-click the new string value name, and then click Modify.
Type the file name extension of the file type that you want to open in Outlook. For example:
.exe
To specify multiple file types, use the following format:
.exe;.com
Click OK
0
 
LVL 14

Assisted Solution

by:Kutyi
Kutyi earned 100 total points
ID: 21757273
The easiest way to manage your attachments: http://www.slovaktech.com/attachmentoptions.htm
0
 
LVL 75
ID: 31466034
Thanks guys.  

The Reg fix did it ... and the link is cool.  I SWEAR - that when I converted from OE a couple of months ago ... I went into Tools>>Options>>Somewhere ... and included MDB as 'ok'.  But, guess not.  M$ (in)Security is Out-Of-Control.  
0
 
LVL 75
ID: 21757319
debuggerau:

thx for the specific instructions ... because they seem to be a little out of wack in the M$ link .... where they tell you to 'skip to Step 5 ..."

mx
0

Featured Post

What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Large Outlook files lead to various unwanted errors and corruption issues. Furthermore, large outlook files can also make Outlook take longer to start-up, search, navigate, and shut-down. So, In this article, i will discuss a method to make your Out…
This video shows how to remove a single email address from the Outlook 2010 Auto Suggestion memory. NOTE: For Outlook 2016 and 2013 perform the exact same steps. Open a new email: Click the New email button in Outlook. Start typing the address: …
Many of my clients call in with monstrous Gmail overloading issues with Outlook. A quick tip is to turn off the All Mail and Important folders from synching. Here is a quick video I made to show you how to turn off these and other folders in Gmail s…

860 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question