Unblocking of Attachments in Microsoft® Outlook
Do you want to know how to unblock attachments in Microsoft Outlook?
Microsoft Outlook is an e-mail client that comes with an option for managing different e-mail accounts. It allows the users to integrate their existing e-mail accounts allowing them to keep up with their favorite e-mails and important contacts. It can also support multiple e-mail accounts at a time and can be used for accessing them under a single interface. It comes with useful and vast usability options like Calendar, Reminder, Tasks, etc. It also has options for archiving e-mails, fast searching with indexing, desktop notifications, automated replies with Out of Office feature, etc. The popular versions of Microsoft Outlook include Microsoft Outlook 2000, Microsoft Outlook 2003, Microsoft Outlook 2007, Microsoft Outlook 2011, etc. However, it has versions with slighter modifications, older versions like Microsoft Outlook for MS-DOS.
Different reasons due to which the attachment gets blocked in Microsoft Outlook and tips to fix them:
- Security Reasons
- Corrective Action
- Attachment Security
The main reason behind attachments getting blocked in Microsoft Outlook is because of the security issues. The Microsoft Outlook E-mail Security Update blocks files with .exe, .com and other similar extensions. It won’t allow you to open these files nor allow you to save it. Even if you forward this message, Microsoft Outlook will exclude the attachment from the forward e-mail.
One of the most recommended methods for fixing this error is to modify the registry settings. To change the registry, go to 'Start' and then 'Run'. Type 'regedit' and hit 'Enter' key. Now a window will arise entitled 'Registry Editor'. Click the '+' sign near 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER' and 'Software' and 'Microsoft' and 'Office' and '10.0' and 'Outlook' and finally 'Security'. Rename the '10.0' value to '9.0' if you are using Microsoft Outlook 2000, '11.0' for Microsoft Outlook 2003, or '12.0' for Microsoft Outlook 2007. Now add a new string value by right clicking on that key and click 'New' then 'String Value'. Name the new value as 'Level1Remove'. Right click on it, click 'Modify' and enter your preferred list of extensions separated by semicolon.
Microsoft Outlook often comes with an error saying “Outlook blocked access to the following potentially unsafe attachment ...". Microsoft comes with a software solution for this problem called Attachment Security for Microsoft Outlook. It helps you to unblock the attachments which are blocked by Microsoft Outlook. It is a free program and can be installed easily in your system. It is also easy to use.
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