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    OE and Attachments (XP, SP1)

    I just upgraded to XP and OE keeps stripping attachments from incoming e-mails. My wife has sent me an e-mail address as an attachment twice and both times it was stripped. I have tried resetting the filters buy have been unsuccessful. Any suggestions welcome.

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    Re: OE and Attachments (XP, SP1)

    Outlook Express 6 has an "attachment security" feature. See this thread for more information.

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    Re: OE and Attachments (XP, SP1)

    SInce SMBP hasn't answered, I'll have a stab at a list of references for the

    <big>Outlook Express removed access to the following unsafe attachments in your email:</big>

    Inside Outlook Express's Why can't I open attachments in OE6? points to two Microsoft Technet articles, the second of which (329570) shows you how to turn off the feature (mostly), and the first of which (291387) gives you some information about how to allow particular file types (near the bottom, after "Using the Internet Explorer Unsafe File List to Filter E-mail Attachments").

    UpdateXP.com gives some screen shots in its article Cannot Open E-Mail Attachments in Outlook Express.

    James Madison University (who?!) has an article Outlook Express Attachment Blocking which gives a good overview of what can be done.

    Compu-Docs has a similar summary to previous ones entitled Remove Blocking of Attachments from Outlook Express 6.0.

    There's a utility DetachOL which will detach the file from the message, which works for both Outlook and Outlook Express (it says!). I haven't tried it but it might be worth a look? The link to the screenshots seems to be wrong, though.
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    Re: OE and Attachments (XP, SP1)

    Now John, just because it isn't Harvard or Cambridge ( James Madison University ) rates a "who " comment?

    Actually JMU has a rather good scholastic rating and it's location couldn't be better. <img src=/S/scold.gif border=0 alt=scold width=50 height=15>

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    Re: OE and Attachments (XP, SP1)

    As the parent of a JMU senior, I have to agree. It's much better than Harvard or Cambridge. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: OE and Attachments (XP, SP1)

    <hr>There's a utility DetachOL which will detach the file from the message, which works for both Outlook and Outlook Express (it says!). I haven't tried it but it might be worth a look? The link to the screenshots seems to be wrong, though. <hr>
    Don't need a utility for OE. Just press Forward and save the attachment. I recommend this to all family members as it reduces the risk of accidently triggering a virus if they disable it completely.

    Also, are they blocked by the security feature or are thye missing? if missing, does your wife use Outlook and does the message size seem large enough to have the attachment? if so, tell her to use plain text not RTF.

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    Re: OE and Attachments (XP, SP1)

    Sorry, folks, if you've been to Oxford you presume that "Joe Bloggs University" (for the US, "John Doe University"?) might not necessarily be in the top league! Apologies to an institution founded in 1908, which pleasingly appears to have an arboretum, but of which I've never heard! (Nobody told me who James Madison was, either...!)
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    Re: OE and Attachments (XP, SP1)

    Mary

    I included the "forward the message with attachment to yourself" method in another post, but yes, it probably should have been included in my writeup...!
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    Re: OE and Attachments (XP, SP1)

    Well, I checked out your Oxford link and it appears that they also feature bike riding as an important attribute of the university. That would certainly turn me away from another less competitive University and make me rush to sign on to the next incoming class. <img src=/S/nope.gif border=0 alt=nope width=15 height=15>

    What does the fact that you haven't heard of it, ( or James Madison ) have to do with it's league rating? Lighten up, John. <img src=/S/yawn.gif border=0 alt=yawn width=15 height=15>

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    Re: OE and Attachments (XP, SP1)

    <img src=/S/scold.gif border=0 alt=scold width=50 height=15>Not only was James Madison President and one of the Founding Fathers, he gave the world the Madison Doctrine - further discussion of which could turn out to be in breach of Rule 18.
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    Re: OE and Attachments (XP, SP1)

    Monroe Doctrine?

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    Re: OE and Attachments (XP, SP1)

    Yes: the first of the two between Jefferson & Quincy Adams - or the second after Adams - and not the second <img src=/S/dizzy.gif border=0 alt=dizzy width=15 height=15>; although you might see the parallel confusion, given the Bushes!
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