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Thread: Annoying Outlook Express Problem

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    I don't know why Microsoft would've found this feature handy, but it's really annoying. My friends send me attachments and Outlook Express gives me this: I mean, the subject and attachment match what is going on in my life (not something like 'reply to your letter' or 'business sheet&#39 and I can't open them now! Can anyone please tell me how to disable this feature?

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    Originally posted by downloader2008@4 September 2003 - 15:46
    I don't know why Microsoft would've found this feature handy, but it's really annoying. My friends send me attachments and Outlook Express gives me this: I mean, the subject and attachment match what is going on in my life (not something like 'reply to your letter' or 'business sheet&#39 and I can't open them now! Can anyone please tell me how to disable this feature?
    tools> options> security


    Under the virus protection area, uncheck the box that reads "Do not allow attachments to be opened or saved that could potentially be a virus". Click "apply" then "ok" and close Outlook Express. Re-open the program and you should be able to now read any attachment sent including ones from mail that you have already received.

    This is an annoying option, I agree. But it is all part of their default security measurements to protect windows from the ever-growing rise in malicious code being distributed and executed via junk mail.

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    Thanks for the help!

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    Originally posted by Izagaia+4 September 2003 - 16:58--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Izagaia @ 4 September 2003 - 16:58)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-downloader2008@4 September 2003 - 15:46
    I don&#39;t know why Microsoft would&#39;ve found this feature handy, but it&#39;s really annoying. My friends send me attachments and Outlook Express gives me this: I mean, the subject and attachment match what is going on in my life (not something like &#39;reply to your letter&#39; or &#39;business sheet&#39 and I can&#39;t open them now&#33; Can anyone please tell me how to disable this feature?
    tools> options> security


    Under the virus protection area, uncheck the box that reads "Do not allow attachments to be opened or saved that could potentially be a virus". Click "apply" then "ok" and close Outlook Express. Re-open the program and you should be able to now read any attachment sent including ones from mail that you have already received.

    This is an annoying option, I agree. But it is all part of their default security measurements to protect windows from the ever-growing rise in malicious code being distributed and executed via junk mail. [/b][/quote]
    good one i had to figure that damn thing out myself long time ago, funny thing was i kept trying to uninstall the outlook but ofcourse its not possible

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    good one i had to figure that damn thing out myself long time ago, funny thing was i kept trying to uninstall the outlook but ofcourse its not possible
    Speaking of which musleman, i haven&#39;t been able to find a way that express uninstall itself. One time i had clean registry and delete the folders all together. Hmmmm.

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    Originally posted by nikita69@7 September 2003 - 19:19
    good one i had to figure that damn thing out myself long time ago, funny thing was i kept trying to uninstall the outlook but ofcourse its not possible
    Speaking of which musleman, i haven&#39;t been able to find a way that express uninstall itself. One time i had clean registry and delete the folders all together. Hmmmm.
    Hey man thata a neat siginature

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    so is urs, i&#39;m wondering thou, have they????

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    Outlook Express is catergorized as a "component" of the windows OS. You really cannot uninstall altogether completely, however you can come pretty damn close to it by going to:

    control panel> add or remove programs> add or remove windows components

    Uncheck OE. It may ask for your XP start up/install CD. Reboot.

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    anyone know how to get microsoft outlook to stop this feature too. only way I know is to always have the attachments zipped. there is no option to enable/disable from what I&#39;ve seen.

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    Originally posted by MUSLEMAN@4 September 2003 - 15:58

    good one i had to figure that damn thing out myself long time ago, funny thing was i kept trying to uninstall the outlook but ofcourse its not possible
    This might help, Musleman.
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