Tips to unblock attachments in Microsoft® Outlook 2010
What are the causes for blocking e-mail attachments and what are the ways to enable blocked attachments? Get tips to fix issues that may arise.
The files or applications that you attach to your e-mail to send it along are known as attachments. Attachments will come as pinned with the e-mail. You may be in need to block attachments in Microsoft Outlook. It is because attachments are well known to spread infections. As you open up an infected attachment, it will get spread to your system automatically. The infected attachment will look to be legitimate and the possibility to identify an infected attachment is less. As you block the e-mail attachment, only e-mails messages and subjects will be received in Microsoft Outlook. You can also block certain type of attachments, if you are not interested to open them in the system at all. Also you may easily re-enable the attachment to be visible in your e-mail, if you wish to do so.
Here are some notes on enabling blocked attachments in Microsoft Outlook 2010:
- Using system registry
- Using Attachment Enabler
- Fix issues
Using system registry
You can make changes in the system registry to enable blocked attachments of Microsoft Outlook 2010. To do this, you need to open up the registry editor of the system and open up the HKEY_CURRENT_USER folder. You need to navigate to the Microsoft Outlook 2010 Security subkey. As you select this subkey, you need to click the 'Edit' menu and select the 'New' option. Then you have to select the 'String Value' and name the value 'Level1Remove'. Next step is to open the newly created value and enter the extension. Close the registry editor, open Microsoft Outlook and check if the issue is fixed.
Using Attachment Enabler
Microsoft has introduced some Attachment Enabler tool that can be used for enabling blocked attachments in Microsoft Outlook. You need to download and install the tool from the websites first. You need to then launch the tool in the system. Next step is to check the 'Display Blocked Extensions' check box. You can see a list of extensions blocked by Microsoft Outlook. You need to click the 'Mark as safe' button for enabling any particular extension type. Then check the 'Display Safe Extensions' button and can see those attachments.
The system may get some problems while enabling blocked attachments in Microsoft Outlook 2010. You may not always ensure some attachments are safe. These attachments may contain infections and can thus add infections to the system. To fix the issue, you have to enable a good antivirus software in the system first. Then, you need to set the option for scanning the attachment before opening to prevent the virus attack.
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