Open Blocked Attachments in Outlook Express

February 20th, 2010
Posted by Simon Cortez | Under Email Recovery

Executing security check on incoming emails and attachments is one of the finest features of Outlook Express. Whenever a user receives an email with or without attachment(s), Outlook Express checks the email to find out possible threats like virus, trojans, and harmful codes. If the software finds any such object within the incoming email, the software blocks that email to protect you from the damage of the .dbx file, damage of data, and other possible damages that can be the result of virus infection. However, sometimes Outlook Express blocks the email messages that it feels suspicious but for you those messages are required to be read. In that scenario, when few of the important email messages are blocked what will you do to read them. At that time, you need to configure Outlook Express settings so that it will not automatically block the email messages.

Execute the following steps to open blocked attachments in Outlook Express:

1. Start MS Outlook.
2. Select Tools > Options. The Options dialog box appears.
3. Select the Security tab.
4. Clear 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.
7. Restart Outlook Express.

Now, you can request the sender to resend the same email message that has been blocked by Outlook Express. This time Outlook Express will not block the message. This way you can access important email messages containing attachments that are suspicious to Outlook Express.

After you have configured Outlook Express to do not block emails with attachments, it may happen that you receive viruses attached with the received emails along with important emails. It may have happened that due to the viruses the .dbx file where Outlook Express saves email messages is damaged. At that time, Outlook Express cannot let you access your email messages and prompts you to repair dbx file.

Kernel for Outlook Express repair software helps you repair the damaged .dbx file with full accuracy. The software has been designed with the aim to providing an application, which recovers the email items, attachments, images, etc. in the format as they were before the damage. Kernel for Outlook Express repair software supports all versions of Outlook Express.

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