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Mail Attachments Won't Open
Outlook Express:

Error: Outlook Express removed access to these unsafe files
Attachments appear greyed out when you try to select them.

Newer versions of Outlook Express contain a feature intended to give you the option of selecting NOT to allow attachments to be opened that could potentially be a virus. Here's how to disable it:

1) Open Outlook Express and select Tools and then Options.
2) On the next screen, click the Security Tab and remove the check mark in the box next to "Do not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could potentially be a virus".
3) Click Apply and OK. That should do it.


This is a security feature built into Outlook following the outbreak of virii like Melissa. It has nothing to do with Exchange and is a direct result of installing Outlook Service Pack 1 or another security pack that includes that update. The following fix will only work if you're attached to Exchange. Apply the following registry settings:

The registry value is a DWORD type, located at:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Policies Microsoft Security
name = CheckAdminSettings
value = 1
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