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Anonymous
June 6, 2005 6:36:42 PM

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need some assistance. Outlook express is "stripping" large file
attachments on incoming e mails. (eg 80 page win doc.) but does let in
some files with jpg
file names.

would appreciate advice on how to correct these occurences.

thanks
Mel

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Anonymous
June 6, 2005 6:36:43 PM

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palala <UseLinkToEmail@WindowsForumz.com> typed:

> need some assistance. Outlook express is "stripping" large
> file
> attachments on incoming e mails. (eg 80 page win doc.) but does
> let in
> some files with jpg
> file names.
>
> would appreciate advice on how to correct these occurences.


Starting with SP1, Outlook Express does this by default, for any
file type which *can* contain a virus A .doc file can contain a
macro virus). It's not a virus checker, doesn't actually check
the attachments, and this doesn't mean that there actually is a
virus there.

Such attachments *are* very risky. You often see advice not to
open attachments from people you don't know. I think that that's
one of the most dangerous pieces of advice you see around,
because it implies that it's safe to do the opposite--open
attachments from friends and relatives. But many viruses spread
by sending themselves to everyone in the infected party's address
book, so attachments received from friends are perhaps the *most*
risky to open.

Personally I think what Outlook Express does is good; I never
open executable attachments at all, except from a *very* few
trusted sources, and then only when I'm expecting them. But if
you want to remove this safeguard, it's easy to do so: go to
Tools | Options, and on the security tab, uncheck "Do not allow
attachments..."


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Anonymous
June 7, 2005 10:47:35 AM

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Cannot Open E-Mail Attachments in Outlook Express After You Install SP1
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q329570

regards,
ssg MS-MVP

palala wrote:
> need some assistance. Outlook express is "stripping" large file
> attachments on incoming e mails. (eg 80 page win doc.) but does let in
> some files with jpg
> file names.
>
> would appreciate advice on how to correct these occurences.
>
> thanks
> Mel
>
!