Learn how to unblock attachments in Microsoft® Outlook Express
Why are attachments blocked in Microsoft Outlook Express? What are the ways to unblock the blocked attachments? Get tips to fix issues that may come up while unblocking attachments
Microsoft Outlook Express is a widely accepted e-mail program introduced by Microsoft. It integrates with Windows Messenger on Windows XP. It helps to send and receive e-mails. Microsoft Outlook Express allows to create simple messages for the automatic incoming mails. Microsoft Outlook Express handles the basics of Internet mail, including an address book, HTTP mail accounts, user created folders, message rules, and support for IMAP, POP3. Microsoft Outlook Express supports S/MIME-encrypted emails and TLS/SSL encryption. It is a standard e-mail program which comes with Windows XP. It uses Windows Address Book to store contact information. The plug-ins allows to manage Microsoft Outlook Express contacts, import or export address book data and it provides an easy-to-use environment.
Following are the causes due to attachments get blocked in Microsoft Outlook Express, and tips to unblock the blocked attachments:
- Tips to unblock the blocked attachments
- Tips to solve issues
The attachments in Microsoft Outlook Express are blocked due to several reasons. The installation of Service Packs such as Internet Explorer Service Pack1 or Windows XP SP1 may cause the attachments to get blocked. Another reason for blocked attachments is due to the firewall. The firewall enabled in your system might cause the attachments to block as a security purpose. Incorrect account configurations also sometimes cause the attachments to get blocked.
Tips to unblock the blocked attachments
In order to unblock the blocked attachments there are several methods available. You need to disable the firewall in your system and also disable the virus protection enabled in your operating system. You could also unblock the blocked attachments by editing the registry settings. For that open Microsoft Outlook Express, you need select ‘Tools’ and go to ‘Options’. Then you need to choose security tab and uncheck the option ‘Do not allow attachments to be saved’.
There may occur several issues while unblocking attachments in Microsoft Outlook Express. If you are using the registry editor incorrectly could cause the problem and as a result you need to perform the reinstallation of operating system. While unblocking the attachments, it might cause changes in the settings and as a result it causes security issues.
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