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    Blocked attatchments (IE 6)

    I am using windows ME and have just downloaded Internet Explorer 6. Since then cant open any attachments to my e-mails received, get message "O E has removed access to unsafe files". I gather when I downloaded IE 6 it changed the default settings and turned off the option to use the UNSAFE FILE list.

    How can I stop it from blocking attachments

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    Re: Blocked attatchments (IE 6)

    This article at Microsoft.com goes through all of OE's new (and recycled) security features, including attachment blocking:

    OLEXP: Using Virus Protection Features in Outlook Express 6 (MSKB 291387)

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    Re: Blocked attatchments (IE 6)

    Thanks to your reply I can now access my attachments!
    I was told about Woody`s by a friend and I am surprised how quick
    you were to reply to my question.
    Thanks once more.

    Alan Patterson

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    Re: Blocked attatchments (IE 6)

    Do a search at Google.com on "DetachXP" and down load it. It is a <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>ware program that you can over ride the MS settings.

    "Searched the web for "DetachXP". Results 1 - 10 of about 212. Search took 0.81 seconds. "

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Blocked attatchments (IE 6)

    I overslept this morning, so perhaps I shouldn't have been in the Lounge last night. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    Anyway, I recommend attachment blocking be left on as the default setting unless you are the cautious type who can resist double-clicking if he's not confident of the safety of the attachment.

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