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    outlook patch (xp outlook express)

    xp dosen't suport all file types in the outlook express. Sometime ago I found a patch to let it open all types. when i installed xp pro i am back to the same issue. it won't open all of the email types sent to me. Has anyone see this patch or do you know where I might find it now? thanks

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    Re: outlook patch (xp outlook express)

    What file types are you trying to open - which, I assume used to open pre XP Pro? If I know the type of file/s maybe I can help.

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    Re: outlook patch (xp outlook express)

    Do you mean outlook or outlook express?

    v6 of Outlook Express blocks dangerous files and you can either hit forward to access the ones you need (recommended) or change the setting in tools | options | security - this can allow iframe viruses to run if you don't have IE patched. I thought there is a registry key that allows you to block some files types - see http://www.tomsterdam.com since i don't recall more information.

    for outlook2002, see http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/esecup/getexe.htm - for Outlook 2000, be patient, SP3 will allow registry editing of blocked file types, just like 2002 does.

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    Re: outlook patch (xp outlook express)

    Some times I can read the email sometimes not. It depends on who sends it. If they use oe its ok but if aol most of the time not. When I installed Xp the last time there was a fix for this. Microsoft doesn't support other fomats like java. I went to this site, cnet and downloaded the patch but I can't seem to find it now. The patch gave lots of file types that Xp oe won't view. I just said all to everything on the list and the problem stopped. I then could get every ones email with the attachments.

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    Re: outlook patch (xp outlook express)

    Was it a microsoft patch or from a 3rd party company?

    Was it Outlook Express, the mail and news client or Outlook, comes with Office and has calendar and tasks?

    To be honest, I've never heard of a Microsoft patch to fix a problem with OE not working with different files types..

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    Re: outlook patch (xp outlook express)

    The patch was on cnet or zdnet. It allowed all Java and other files not supported to be view in the email. This was for outlook express. We are using outlook express 6.0 I just had lunch with a guy who had the same problem. But we have more gray hair than brain cells for memory, so we don't remember what it was called. So have you had any other questions like this? It was a common problem when Xp was first released. Microsoft was of no help and stated that they didn't support other peoples software. I have looked and looked and found nothing yet. How ever the links have been great for other issues. Thanks for your help. <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20> <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

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    Re: outlook patch (xp outlook express)

    windows xp doesn't include the a "java machine" so you need to download one - MS used to have it at windows update and may still, or you can get it from the Sun site. But that only affects java and not other file types - and should only affect a very small amount of email. The lack of java support is more of a problem on web pages.

    i don't understand what other files OE can't view though. Images display inline, others are attachments and open in the program that created them. If you don't have the program, for instance someone sends a word document and you don't have word, then you need a viewer, like Quick View which supports many file types or the free Word viewer, which is only for word files - but this isn't an OE problem.

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