Open blocked attachments in Outlook Express

June 11th, 2010
Posted by Simon Cortez | Under Email Recovery

Sending large amount of data in the form of attachment is very common in email communication. However, the sending / receiving attachment may or may not be safe. Due to the security reasons, Outlook Express enables you to apply high security parameters on attachments. You can even block incoming attachments in Outlook Express to protect your email account from being affected by any worm, virus, or spyware. Applying security is good but sometimes this security becomes a headache too, especially when you know the incoming attachment is safe for your computer but because of the applied security parameters, you cannot open the attachment.

This article puts light on how you can open the attachment that you think is safe but Outlook Express has blocked it due to security reasons. Mentioned below are the steps that help you open the blocked attachment:

1.Start Outlook Express.
2.Select Tools > Options.
3.Select the Security tab.
4.Uncheck the “Do not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could potentially be a virus” check box.
5.Click the Apply button.
6.Click the OK button.

Now, when you restart the Outlook Express, you will be able to download the attachment on your computer system or you can directly open the attachment. However, it is suggested to scan the attachment after downloading or before opening it. After accessing the attachment, if you again want to apply the security on incoming attachments then select the “Do not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could potentially be a virus” check box once again and then click the Apply button and OK button.

This is how you can unblock the blocked attachments in Outlook Express. Use Outlook Express repair software to repair the damaged .dbx file. The Outlook Express repair software efficiently repairs the damaged .dbx file and recovers all of the deleted and lost emails, notes, contacts, drafts, sent items, attachments, embedded images, etc. The software supports all versions of MS Outlook Express.

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