Unblocking Attachments in Microsoft® Outlook 2003
Get to know more about the different ways to unblock blocked attachments in Microsoft Outlook 2003
Microsoft Outlook 2003 is an enhanced all in one e-mail client which has got many customization options. It provides user-friendly environment. It is a desktop application that can send and receive e-mail, store contacts and add appointments to the dates on the calendar. It manages personal contacts and maintains schedules and tracks appointments. It is a very useful tool for personal and business contacts. Outlook is integrated with Microsoft Office and Exchange Server and it helps to filter and organize e-mail messages. The attachments are blocked in outlook 2003 due to several reasons. If a malicious program comes as an e-mail attachment with Outlook 2003, then it would be blocked for security purpose. Another reason for blocked attachments is the file extension which sometimes is not allowed by Outlook 2003.
Here is more on different ways to unblock attachments in Microsoft Outlook 2003:
- Disable Virus-definition
- Edit Registry Settings
- Tips to Fix
There are several ways to unblock attachments which are blocked in Outlook 2003. As a security purpose, antivirus software comes with virus protection feature that blocks attachments. For solving unblocked attachments in Outlook 2003, you need to disable firewall or disable the virus protection feature enabled in your system.
Edit Registry Settings
Select 'Start' and choose 'Run' option. Then type "Regedit" and it would prompt a registry editor window. You need to choose 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER' and select 'software' and choose 'Microsoft Office'. Then from that select Outlook and then you will get 'security' folder. For backing up the registry you must right click on the 'security' folder and select the option 'Export'. You need to select 'String Value' from the left panel and rename the newly created string value as 'Level1Remove'. You need to right click on it and select the 'Modify' option for unblocking file extensions. In order to save the changes you need to restart Outlook 2003.
You might get several issues while unblocking attachments in Outlook 2003. If you are editing the registry incorrectly it can cause a problem and as a result you need to reinstall the operating system. While unblocking attachments it might cause changes in the settings and as a result cause security issues. You need to take a backup of registry for avoiding the problems with the operating system.
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