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    Attachment Security (Outlook 2k sp3)

    got upgrade to Outlook 2000 sp3 and now I can't open attachments (.EXE). Tried the fix microsoft article 259514 registry entries and it doesn't work. I am connected to 5.5 exchange server so hope somebody can get me around this

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    Re: Attachment Security (Outlook 2k sp3)

    Ken Slovak's Outlook Attachment Options allows you to modify the list of blocked attachment types.

    The administrator can change settings on the Exchange server - Administrative Options for the Outlook E-mail Security Update on www.slipstick.com. It's technical stuff!

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    Re: Attachment Security (Outlook 2k sp3)

    Microsoft party line: Have senders change the extension. You shouldn't need to receive EXE files in e-mail.

    My line: Same as above. ZIPping is good, too.

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    Re: Attachment Security (Outlook 2k sp3)

    Some corporates are setting up server-side policies to block both EXE and ZIP!
    Gre

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    Re: Attachment Security (Outlook 2k sp3)

    Our AV software has an interesting new feature:<blockquote><hr>IntelliScan is a new method of identifying which files to scan, that is more efficient than the standard Scan all files option. For executable files (for example, .zip and .exe), the true file type is determined based on the file content. For non-executable files (for example, .txt), the true file type is determined based on the file header.

    Excerpted from OfficeScan Client Help, Copyright

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    Re: Attachment Security (Outlook 2k sp3)

    About Time!

    All I know is:
    <hr> <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0> Media are currently not accepting zip or exe attachments for <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0>


    Please note that recipient will know that this e-mail has been blocked, so please re-send without the attachment
    or contact the recipient to make alternative arrangements.<hr>
    I was sorely tempted to run a test or two but didn't want to cause my contact grief.

    Given, however, the way in which they're implementing the policy, it COULD be at the sophisticated end.
    Gre

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