can't open attachment


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Gary Metzler

Hi All,

I am using windows xp home sr3 and outlook 2003. A friend sent me an
attachment but, I can't open it. Outlook says to check security settings.
What settings do I need to change so I can open this attachment? Any help
is most appreciated. thanks,

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Kathleen Orland

What is the exact content of the error message? Can you save the attachment
to your desktop and open it from there? What type of attachment is it?
 
K

Ken Blake, MVP

Hi All,

I am using windows xp home sr3 and outlook 2003. A friend sent me an
attachment but, I can't open it. Outlook says to check security settings.
What settings do I need to change so I can open this attachment? Any help
is most appreciated. thanks,


It's highly unlikely that this has anything to do with settings. To
open an attachment, you need to have installed an appropriate program
for it--either the same program that created the file or one
compatible with it. It's highly likely that you don't have an
appropriate program to open it.

So what type of file is the attachment? Tell us its extension--the
last three or four characters in the file name, after the dot.
 
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Gary Metzler

Hi,

It is a exe file.
Kathleen Orland said:
What is the exact content of the error message? Can you save the
attachment
to your desktop and open it from there? What type of attachment is it?
 
G

Gary Metzler

Hi Ken,

It is an exe file.
Ken Blake said:
It's highly unlikely that this has anything to do with settings. To
open an attachment, you need to have installed an appropriate program
for it--either the same program that created the file or one
compatible with it. It's highly likely that you don't have an
appropriate program to open it.

So what type of file is the attachment? Tell us its extension--the
last three or four characters in the file name, after the dot.
 
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Gary Metzler

Hi Kathleen,

Here is the message I am getting:

Note: To protect against computer viruses, e-mail programs may prevent
sending or receiving certain types of file attachments. Check your e-mail
security settings to determine how attachments are handled.
 

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