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    Attachments in Outlook XP (2002) (2002)

    I find certain attachments are prevented from opening because it is afraid that the attachment might have a virus. I was talking with a friend this morning who sent me a note with a link and an attachment. Is there a way to fix this?

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    Re: Attachments in Outlook XP (2002) (2002)

    Check out the various third-party add-ins listed at Slipstick

    I use Ken Slovak's attachment options.

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    Re: Attachments in Outlook XP (2002) (2002)

    Have your friend paste the URL into the message body. It's not safe to presume that .URL type attachments are benign, and many people are set up to block them, so pasting is the better practice.

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    Re: Attachments in Outlook XP (2002) (2002)

    I tried what you suggested and it didn't work. I received the attachment from a colleague who I was talking to over the phone and sent the attachment at we were speaking. I downloaded a program from Ken Slovak's website.

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    Re: Attachments in Outlook XP (2002) (2002)

    > I tried what you suggested and it didn't work.

    Not sure what you mean by it didn't work. If you mean you still get an attachment, then I didn't explain very well. You would need to copy the URL from IE's address bar and paste it into the message body as text. It should immediately turn into a clickable hyperlink.

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