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  • Gordon Lane
    Oct 22, 2003
      There is also a way to enable Outlook attachments but you have to go in the
      registry file for that. As long as you are very, very careful, it's just
      like editing a normal text file. Edit the wrong piece and you can cause
      problems with your system.

      I have the instructions I can forward on if anyone wishes.


      Gordon Lane
      Vice Chair - Facilities
      Editor Chinook

      Alberta Family Histories Society

      Family website

      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: owner-dist-gen@...
      > [mailto:owner-dist-gen@...] On Behalf Of Judith Rempel
      > Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2003 6:15 AM
      > To: AFHS Dist-Gen; Compsigtips@Www. Afhs. Ab. Ca; MHSA List
      > Subject: OUTLOOK EXPRESS
      > Some time ago I was asked by someone using OutLook Express
      > how to enable attachments. They'd had computer problems and
      > had OE reinstalled - after which they could't access any
      > attachments to e-mail (e.g. pdf or word files).
      > OE is a stripped down version of the standard Microsoft
      > product known as "Outlook". I believe that if someone
      > purchases a Microsoft suite of products, the standard package
      > of "Outlook" is provided. If not purchasing the suite, or
      > only purchasing the Microsoft "Works" suite, the purchaser
      > wil only get Outlook EXPRESS.
      > Anyway, a few days ago I was able to sit at a computer with
      > OE installed and could look through the menuing to see how to
      > enable attachents:
      > When OE is open, from the Menubar, choose:
      > and then locate the box that says something like "prevent
      > dangerous attachments from infecting my computer with
      > viruses" - and be sure it is NOT ticked. Then simply "okay"
      > your way out of that menu.
      > While all of us want to "prevent dangerous attachments from
      > infecting my computer with viruses", that tick mark ensures
      > that NO attachments can be read. Sigh.
      > The beauty of this is, though, that when you have unticked
      > that box, all attachments to already-received messages are
      > viewable - not just the ones to come.
      > Hope that by sending this note to two lists I'm finding the
      > persons who have asked me about this in the past.
      > In Kinship,
      > Judith Rempel, Webster
      > judith@...

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