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By jhouse ·
Outlook often blocks/removes my attachments. Have turned off all known places in outlook and firewall and isp apps. Still get messages that attachments have been removed or blocked. These are usually ones i am sending to myself at different computer or from trusted persons. Still block/remove with firewall off or closed,happens on send, and/or receive. Irrating when blocks my own. trying to be sure an important attachment can be rcvd. Any help greatly appreciated. have mot done anything with registry.

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Here are the steps:

by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to Outlook blocking attachme ...

This article will guide you to the answer:
http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/msoffice/?p=112

Outlook 2007, Outlook 2003, Outlook 2002 and Outlook 2000 SP3 (but not Outlook 98 or earlier Outlook 2000 versions) allow the user to use a registry key to open up access to blocked attachments. (Always make a backup before editing the registry.) To use this key:
1. Run Regedit, and go to this key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Outlook\Security (change 10.0 to 9.0 for Outlook 2000 SP3 or to 11.0 for Outlook 2003, 12.0 for Outlook 2007 )

2. Under that key, add a new string value named Level1Remove.
3. For the value for Level1Remove, enter a semicolon-delimited list of file extensions. For example, entering this:

.mdb;.url

would unblock Microsoft Access files and Internet shortcuts. Note that the use of a leading dot was not previously required, however, new security patches may require it. If you are using "mdb;url" format and extensions are blocked, add a dot to each extension. Note also that there is not a space between extensions.

If you are using this registry entry, a glance at Help | About Microsoft Outlook will show Security Mode: User Controlled above the license information.

To force users to save *.zip files to the hard drive before opening, add .zip to the extensions step 3.


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Thank You!

by jhouse In reply to Here are the steps:

CaptBilly1Eye, want to acknowledge your quick reply; will follow steps a bit later in day & give you feedback. thanks too, for correct posting for future questions.

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