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ChasHH
07-09-2005, 11:20 PM
I am having the problem mentioned multiple times here in this newsgroup: no
attachements with OE SP1/IE6. I have read many of the posts here and the
291369, 329570 Knowledge Base articles. One shows the naughty file list,
mostly executable type files. My problem was with a plain Word.doc file.
Shouldn't that style of file passed the test and been accepted? Or is the
article wrong in that it stops all types of file attachments, not just the
executables as shown?
--
Chas

Kuay Tim
07-09-2005, 11:20 PM
Hi ChasHH,

Is the problem associated with an e-mail you have received? The problem can
be caused by the sender using Outlook RTF (Outlook Rich Text format).
Messages using this format sent over the Internet can be converted to plain
text messages. The attached file might be in the messages source code, but
the attachment cannot be seen or opened.

If this might be the problem check the message source for a large block of
text. Have the sender use another format such as plain text.

--
Tim K.
aka Kuay Tim
MS-MVP - (IE/OE)
Lynnwood, WA
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"ChasHH" <ChasHH@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:143B6011-2D89-4310-9265-BF068C44D55E@microsoft.com...
I am having the problem mentioned multiple times here in this newsgroup: no
attachments with OE SP1/IE6. I have read many of the posts here and the
291369, 329570 Knowledge Base articles. One shows the naughty file list,
mostly executable type files. My problem was with a plain Word.doc file.
Shouldn't that style of file passed the test and been accepted? Or is the
article wrong in that it stops all types of file attachments, not just the
executables as shown?
--
Chas

DGuess
07-09-2005, 11:20 PM
"ChasHH" <ChasHH@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:143B6011-2D89-4310-9265-BF068C44D55E@microsoft.com...
>I am having the problem mentioned multiple times here in this newsgroup:
>no
> attachements with OE SP1/IE6. I have read many of the posts here and the
> 291369, 329570 Knowledge Base articles. One shows the naughty file list,
> mostly executable type files. My problem was with a plain Word.doc file.
> Shouldn't that style of file passed the test and been accepted? Or is the
> article wrong in that it stops all types of file attachments, not just the
> executables as shown?
> --
> Chas


Tools | Options | Security tab
Is "Do not allow attachments........." checked?
Uncheck it.

ChasHH
07-09-2005, 11:20 PM
Yes, already done that... and it solves the problem--I can open the
attachments. But my question is still unanswered. The 291369 article shows
the list of unacceptable files and .doc is not one of them. Why is it
necessary to uncheck it to pass file types that are not shown and considered
relatively benign? I.e., does this security feature automatically kill all
file types? It would be nice if it did what the article said and killed
executables and left the other types alone. Thanks.
--
Chas


"DGuess" wrote:

> "ChasHH" <ChasHH@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:143B6011-2D89-4310-9265-BF068C44D55E@microsoft.com...
> >I am having the problem mentioned multiple times here in this newsgroup:
> >no
> > attachements with OE SP1/IE6. I have read many of the posts here and the
> > 291369, 329570 Knowledge Base articles. One shows the naughty file list,
> > mostly executable type files. My problem was with a plain Word.doc file.
> > Shouldn't that style of file passed the test and been accepted? Or is the
> > article wrong in that it stops all types of file attachments, not just the
> > executables as shown?
> > --
> > Chas
>
>
> Tools | Options | Security tab
> Is "Do not allow attachments........." checked?
> Uncheck it.
>
>
>
>

ChasHH
07-09-2005, 11:20 PM
Yes, originally it was received email attachments and the sender used RTF.
Last night I experimented, and from OE6, attached a 1 character Word file
document and sent it the same OE6 address. OE6 quarantined both copies of
the email attachments (in the sent box and recieved box). However, it was
also sent to an Outlook 2002 client and came through ok. Unchecking the
security (per the knowledge-base articles) allowed opening. But the original
question is, "Does the security level (when checked) kill all attachments?"
The 291369 article gives a list of executable type extensions and .doc is not
on the list. Or am I misreading this? Thanks for your help.
--
Chas


"Kuay Tim" wrote:

> Hi ChasHH,
>
> Is the problem associated with an e-mail you have received? The problem can
> be caused by the sender using Outlook RTF (Outlook Rich Text format).
> Messages using this format sent over the Internet can be converted to plain
> text messages. The attached file might be in the messages source code, but
> the attachment cannot be seen or opened.
>
> If this might be the problem check the message source for a large block of
> text. Have the sender use another format such as plain text.
>
> --
> Tim K.
> aka Kuay Tim
> MS-MVP - (IE/OE)
> Lynnwood, WA
> *
> "ChasHH" <ChasHH@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:143B6011-2D89-4310-9265-BF068C44D55E@microsoft.com...
> I am having the problem mentioned multiple times here in this newsgroup: no
> attachments with OE SP1/IE6. I have read many of the posts here and the
> 291369, 329570 Knowledge Base articles. One shows the naughty file list,
> mostly executable type files. My problem was with a plain Word.doc file.
> Shouldn't that style of file passed the test and been accepted? Or is the
> article wrong in that it stops all types of file attachments, not just the
> executables as shown?
> --
> Chas
>
>
>

PA Bear
07-09-2005, 11:20 PM
> "Does the security level (when checked) kill all attachments?"

Yes.

Cannot Open E-Mail Attachments in Outlook Express After You Install SP1:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=329570

An attachment sent in an Outlook message using RTF further compounds the
problems. Ask that OL users only send to you using Plain Text, *especially*
if there's an attachment.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security


ChasHH wrote:
> Yes, originally it was received email attachments and the sender used RTF.
> Last night I experimented, and from OE6, attached a 1 character Word file
> document and sent it the same OE6 address. OE6 quarantined both copies of
> the email attachments (in the sent box and recieved box). However, it was
> also sent to an Outlook 2002 client and came through ok. Unchecking the
> security (per the knowledge-base articles) allowed opening. But the
> original question is, "Does the security level (when checked) kill all
> attachments?" The 291369 article gives a list of executable type
> extensions and .doc is not on the list. Or am I misreading this? Thanks
> for your help.
>
> > Hi ChasHH,
> >
> > Is the problem associated with an e-mail you have received? The problem
> > can be caused by the sender using Outlook RTF (Outlook Rich Text
> > format). Messages using this format sent over the Internet can be
> > converted to plain text messages. The attached file might be in the
> > messages source code, but the attachment cannot be seen or opened.
> >
> > If this might be the problem check the message source for a large block
> > of text. Have the sender use another format such as plain text.
> >
> > --
> > Tim K.
> > aka Kuay Tim
> > MS-MVP - (IE/OE)
> > Lynnwood, WA
> > *
> > "ChasHH" <ChasHH@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:143B6011-2D89-4310-9265-BF068C44D55E@microsoft.com...
> > I am having the problem mentioned multiple times here in this
> > newsgroup: no attachments with OE SP1/IE6. I have read many of the
> > posts here and the 291369, 329570 Knowledge Base articles. One shows
> > the naughty file list, mostly executable type files. My problem was
> > with a plain Word.doc file. Shouldn't that style of file passed the
> > test and been accepted? Or is the article wrong in that it stops all
> > types of file attachments, not just the executables as shown?
> > --
> > Chas


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