Reasons for attachments not opening in Microsoft® Outlook 2007 and ways to resolve the problem
What prevents attachments from opening in Microsoft Outlook 2007? What can be done to solve this problem?
Microsoft Outlook 2007 is an enhanced version of its world-famous e-mail client. It is also counted as an exceptional time management software. Using Microsoft Outlook 2007, you can send and receive e-mail, create to-do lists and is an excellent searching option. Sometimes while using Microsoft Outlook 2007, you may face issues while opening attachments that are sent to your inbox. When you get an e-mail in Microsoft Outlook with an attachment, you may get a message informing you that Microsoft Outlook 2007 has blocked its access. These attachments may expose your computer to malware or other security threats. Since Microsoft Outlook 2007 obstructs an attachment, you may fail to save, remove, open, and print the attachment. So the opening of those attachments in Microsoft Outlook 2007 may fail.
Here are the ways by which you can solve this issue in Microsoft Outlook 2007:
- Make use of file compression utility
- Rename the file
- Help from Microsoft Exchange server administrator
Make use of file compression utility
Sometimes you can make use of a file compression utility, like WinZip. This utility can compress the file and produce a compressed archive file with a different file name extension. Then Microsoft Outlook 2007 will not discriminate these file name extensions as feasible threats. Thus, attachments will not get blocked by Microsoft Outlook 2007. You need to save the new attachments that are resent to you by the sender. By using third-party file compression software you can confiscate the attachment.
Rename the file
Sometimes proper third-party file compression software is not available; you may demand that the sender has to give the attachment another name. After that, employ a file name extension that Microsoft Outlook 2007 cannot detect as a threat. For instance, you have to rename an executable file with the file name extension .exe as a Microsoft Word 97 file with a .doc file name extension. Ask the sender to resend the renamed attachment subsequently. After you get the renamed attachment, you need to save it to the computer and rename the file once more to obtain the original file name extension.
You have to request Microsoft Exchange server administrator to vary the security settings. If Microsoft Outlook 2007 has a Microsoft Exchange server and Microsoft Outlook 2007 security settings are configured by the administrator, the administrator can help you. Then request the administrator to alter the security settings on your mailbox to accept that attachment that is blocked by Microsoft Outlook 2007.
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