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Attachments not appearing in Outlook Express

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March 15, 2007 11:40:11 AM

Okay, I'm having a frustrating issue here.

This PC in the office, has Outlook Express installed & set up. Here's the thing - on the Inbox view it shows almost every email as having attachments, has the little paperclip icon next to the sender's name and all. However, on only three or four of those emails are the attachments available - on the rest that show attachments in the folder view, nothing is shown when opened, and the 'save attachments' option in the File menu is greyed out - not available.

Basically, to OE the attachment simply does not exist beyond the icon in the folder view. Can anyone shed any light at all on this topic?

Thanks in advance.
March 15, 2007 9:27:32 PM

Check under Tools, Security. I'd Uncheck Do Not Allow Attachments etc and if the problem continues Uncheck the one below that blocks images. It's also possible that the some of the messages where Forwarded without the attachment
March 16, 2007 6:21:09 AM

Thanks! I'll give that a shot.
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March 16, 2007 12:48:19 PM

Hopefully, that will take care of it.
March 18, 2007 8:41:35 PM

Sometime MS's protectiveness is too much. I sent my self an exe file and outlook didn't let me access it or even save it to disk. Had to rar the bloody thing!
March 18, 2007 8:46:46 PM

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Sometime MS's protectiveness is too much. I sent my self an exe file and outlook didn't let me access it or even save it to disk. Had to rar the bloody thing!


I guess mother (half word?) Microsoft feels it has to protect us from ourself and they really out did themselves in Vista. :D 
March 18, 2007 8:57:42 PM

Is it really that bad? (Haven't tried it my self)
March 18, 2007 9:36:52 PM

I haven't tried it but from the reviews I've read the security is pretty intrusive in terms of whether you want to allow programs to do things, a lot of pop ups. I understand you can turn this particular security setting off.
March 19, 2007 7:57:04 AM

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I understand you can turn this particular security setting off.


Which kind o defeats the purpose doesn't it? I think I saw a MAC ad that went along similar lines.
March 19, 2007 11:10:59 AM

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I understand you can turn this particular security setting off.


Which kind o defeats the purpose doesn't it? I think I saw a MAC ad that went along similar lines.

You did see the ad, it's one of the funnier and probably truer of the series and yes, turning it off defeats the purpose. Unfortunately, running any security at too high a level will interfere with how programs run and the intrusiveness of messages. Like just about everything in life, there are trade offs.
March 19, 2007 11:25:16 AM

Ahhh the eternal debate between usability (freedom) and security :D 
March 19, 2007 12:08:00 PM

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Ahhh the eternal debate between usability (freedom) and security :D 


Well put, I will always opt for freedom :) 
March 19, 2007 12:55:26 PM

Rather anarchic aren't you ? :p 
March 19, 2007 6:25:02 PM

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Rather anarchic aren't you ? :p 


Funny you mentioned that. I’m planning on joining the Organization of Organized Anarchist as soon as I get around to joining the Procrastinators of America Society. :) 
March 19, 2007 7:59:17 PM

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Funny you mentioned that. I’m planning on joining the Organization of Organized Anarchist as soon as I get around to joining the Procrastinators of America Society. :) 


lol :lol:  :lol:  :lol: 
April 30, 2008 9:52:39 AM

Hi,

is your problem solved now?There is a tool called Advanced Outlook Express Repair. I have used it to repair many corrupt Outlook Express dbx files on my damaged disks successfully. Its homepage is http://www.datanumen.com/aoer/

Alan
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