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    Unable to Open .exe in Outlook (2000 SP-3)

    Just tried to open an .exe attachment in Outlook 2000, and got the "Outlook blocked access to the following potentially unsafe attachments: xmas 20011.exe." Is there a way around this in Outlook?

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    Re: Unable to Open .exe in Outlook (2000 SP-3)

    Yep - click "forward" and execute it in the resulting message.
    This hint came from a recent Woody's Office Watch.

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    Re: Unable to Open .exe in Outlook (2000 SP-3)

    Um, why would you get that as an .exe? I think it's probably a virus, and you shouldn't execute it without checking with the sender first!

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    Re: Unable to Open .exe in Outlook (2000 SP-3)

    I did check with the sender, because I was suspicious of it. I don't normally open .exe files, but I would like to be the one to make that decision, not microsoft.

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    Re: Unable to Open .exe in Outlook (2000 SP-3)

    I tried that, and got the same yellow flag that access was blocked.

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    Re: Unable to Open .exe in Outlook (2000 SP-3)

    foward is for outlook express, not outlook. for outlook, edit the registry or get attachment options at http://www.slovaktech.com

    See http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/esecup/getexe.htm for other ways to get blocked attachments - and http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/esecup.htm for more info about outlook security.

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