Starting with Outlook 2002, Microsoft included a new security feature that blocks attachments that are considered unsafe. If you receive an e-mail message that contains one of the blocked file types, you may see the following warning message:
Outlook blocked access to the following potentially unsafe attachments: [...]
Although access to the attachment has been blocked, the attachment still exists in the message. This can be frustrating because you may need the attachment and know that it is safe because the sender is someone you trust. Normally you would have to do some registry editing to have Outlook unblock the attachments. With the Outlook Attachment Security Unlock Applet you can simply run the program and check which types of files you want to have Outlook allow you to access in your emails.
Keep in mind that once you enable a certain type of file then any emails that have that type of attachment will have the attached file unblocked. This can be dangerous if you don’t know the source of the email.
The Outlook Attachment Security Unlock Applet works for Outlook 2002, XP and 2003. There is a separate download for 2002/XP and for 2003. Click here for information on how to get the software.
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