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HELP !!!! Hotmail BLOCKS attachment !!

  1. #11


    Urbane.Tiger Guest

    Re: HELP !!!! Hotmail BLOCKS attachment !!

    G'day pg,

    This is not a direct answer, but alternatives to think about for the future

    It's not only Hotmail that chokes on attachments, different ISP's and web
    mail services also put limits on number of & size of attachments etc,

    The historical solution has been FTP, but setting up FTP servers is
    something most folks would want to avoid.

    A more recent innovation is password protected uploads to a public file
    sharing site (FileSharing.com etc) - such uploads are usually crackable and
    unless the uploader maintains an account (with $'s in it) most of these
    sites remove files after say 30 days of no downloads.

    Another service is what I dub the virtual private file server, the only one
    I've used is DropIt.com ,it works but its awkward. There may be others that
    are easier to use.

    The "thing" I'm investigating is Windows.Live.FolderShare - it looks
    promising but it does require the sharers have Fileshare installed and that
    they each have a Passport id. It would good if Passport Id's were Open Id's
    but as of now they are not, maybe when Steve (TheDinosaur) BullinAchinaShop
    goes away, they will become so. I thought Skype had a similar feature but
    it was either in my dreams or it's hidden in a very remote and dark corner
    to which I can no longer find my way.

    Stamped addressed envelopes with diskettes in them also work.
    --
    TUT
    __________________________________

    "pg" <penang@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:ddf1db08-e28d-44d0-a9a1-3b00967dab50@xxxxxx

    > Can hotmail users help me please ??
    >
    > I asked my friend to send me something, and he sent it to me, as an
    > email attachment.
    >
    > Now the problem is in Hotmail.
    >
    > Hotmail has decided to BLOCK that attachment with the excuse of
    > "Windows Live Hotmail has blocked some attachments in this mail
    > because they appear unsafe."
    >
    > C'mon, whether it's safe or unsafe, let the user be the one who
    > decides !!!
    >
    > Why in the world Hotmail becomes the master of the users?
    >
    > Can anyone please tell me how to UN-block that attachment??
    >
    > I really need that attachment !!!
    >
    > If it's unsafe, I have antivirus / anti-trojan / anti-spyware
    > installed to use against it.
    >
    > Please, please tell me HOW to unblock the attachment currently being
    > blocked by Hotmail !!!
    >
    > Thank you all !!!
    >

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  2. #12


    Bob Lucas Guest

    Re: HELP !!!! Hotmail BLOCKS attachment !!

    As a test, I sent an exe file to my Hotmail address. When I logged onto
    Hotmail via the webmail interface, I received the same error message
    ("Windows Live Hotmail has blocked some attachments in this mail because
    they appear unsafe"). All attempts to unblock the attachment via the
    webmail interface failed.

    Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem.

    If you install Windows Live Mail as a standalone application on your PC,
    you may be able to use Windows Live Mail to access your Hotmail inbox
    via the HTTP server at
    http://services.msn.com/svcs/hotmail/httpmail.asp. Then, provided your
    anti-virus software is running / up-to-date, you should change the
    following local setting to unblock access to "unsafe attachments" in
    Windows Live Mail:

    a) Open Windows Live Mail

    b) Click on Tools / Safety Options / Security

    c) Untick the box marked "Do not allow attachments to be saved or
    opened that could potentially be a virus"

    I believe it may also be possible to access Hotmail folders, if you have
    installed Outlook 2003 or Outlook 2007 on your PC. However, I don't
    have Outlook 2003 or 2007, so I can't vouch for this aspect.


    "pg" <penang@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:ddf1db08-e28d-44d0-a9a1-3b00967dab50@xxxxxx

    > Can hotmail users help me please ??
    >
    > I asked my friend to send me something, and he sent it to me, as an
    > email attachment.
    >
    > Now the problem is in Hotmail.
    >
    > Hotmail has decided to BLOCK that attachment with the excuse of
    > "Windows Live Hotmail has blocked some attachments in this mail
    > because they appear unsafe."
    >
    > C'mon, whether it's safe or unsafe, let the user be the one who
    > decides !!!
    >
    > Why in the world Hotmail becomes the master of the users?
    >
    > Can anyone please tell me how to UN-block that attachment??
    >
    > I really need that attachment !!!
    >
    > If it's unsafe, I have antivirus / anti-trojan / anti-spyware
    > installed to use against it.
    >
    > Please, please tell me HOW to unblock the attachment currently being
    > blocked by Hotmail !!!
    >
    > Thank you all !!!


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  3. #13


    Robert Aldwinckle Guest

    Re: HELP !!!! Hotmail BLOCKS attachment !!

    "Bob Lucas" <bob@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:g0bnh9$flr$1@xxxxxx

    > If you install Windows Live Mail as a standalone application on your PC,
    > you may be able to use Windows Live Mail to access your Hotmail inbox
    > via the HTTP server at
    > http://services.msn.com/svcs/hotmail/httpmail.asp. Then,
    ....


    FWIW what works in OE in the same scenario
    but without changing any security settings
    is to forward the E-mail (e.g. press Ctrl-f)
    then the attachment can be dragged off
    the new E-mail. I don't have WLMail
    configured for Mail so I don't know
    for sure if this still works there too.






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  4. #14


    Urbane.Tiger Guest

    Re: HELP !!!! Hotmail BLOCKS attachment !!

    Have you tried encapsulating into a zipped folder - my recent experience
    lends me to suspect if you send an .exe to a Hot/Live mail address as an
    attachment, then the Hot/Live mail scanners choke on it. But if you
    compress it into a .zip they don't - which means the hot/Live mail scanners
    don't look inside compressed objects. If they still choke on it then
    encrypt & password protect the .zip, that's give the scanners something on
    which to chew.
    --
    TUT
    __________________________________

    "pg" <penang@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:ddf1db08-e28d-44d0-a9a1-3b00967dab50@xxxxxx

    > Can hotmail users help me please ??
    >
    > I asked my friend to send me something, and he sent it to me, as an
    > email attachment.
    >
    > Now the problem is in Hotmail.
    >
    > Hotmail has decided to BLOCK that attachment with the excuse of
    > "Windows Live Hotmail has blocked some attachments in this mail
    > because they appear unsafe."
    >
    > C'mon, whether it's safe or unsafe, let the user be the one who
    > decides !!!
    >
    > Why in the world Hotmail becomes the master of the users?
    >
    > Can anyone please tell me how to UN-block that attachment??
    >
    > I really need that attachment !!!
    >
    > If it's unsafe, I have antivirus / anti-trojan / anti-spyware
    > installed to use against it.
    >
    > Please, please tell me HOW to unblock the attachment currently being
    > blocked by Hotmail !!!
    >
    > Thank you all !!!
    >

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  5. #15


    PA Bear [MS MVP] Guest

    Re: HELP !!!! Hotmail BLOCKS attachment !!

    Can't download or send attachments
    <QP>
    .. For a free Windows Live Hotmail account, the maximum size for an
    attachment is 10 MB. For a paid Windows Live Hotmail account, the maximum
    size for an attachment is 20 MB.

    .. Windows Live Hotmail doesn't support the following file types. Your
    operating system, firewall, or other software may also cause additional file
    types to be blocked.

    ..ade .adp .app
    ..asp .bas .bat
    ..cer .chm .cmd
    ..com .cpl .crt
    ..csh .exe .fxp
    ..hlp .hta .inf
    ..ins .isp .its
    ..js .jse .ksh
    ..lnk .mad .maf
    ..mag .mam .maq
    ..mar .mas .mat
    ..mau .mav .maw
    ..mda .mdb .mde
    ..mdt .mdw .mdz
    ..msc .msi .msp
    ..mst .ops .pcd
    ..pif .prf .prg
    ..pst .reg .scf
    ..scr .sct .shb
    ..shs .tmp .url
    ..vb .vbe .vbs
    ..vsmacros .vss .vst
    ..vsw .ws .wsc
    ..wsf .wsh
    </QP>
    http://help.live.com/Help.aspx?marke...ntDownload.htm
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
    AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
    DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

    pg wrote:

    > Can hotmail users help me please ??
    >
    > I asked my friend to send me something, and he sent it to me, as an
    > email attachment.
    >
    > Now the problem is in Hotmail.
    >
    > Hotmail has decided to BLOCK that attachment with the excuse of
    > "Windows Live Hotmail has blocked some attachments in this mail
    > because they appear unsafe."
    >
    > C'mon, whether it's safe or unsafe, let the user be the one who
    > decides !!!
    >
    > Why in the world Hotmail becomes the master of the users?
    >
    > Can anyone please tell me how to UN-block that attachment??
    >
    > I really need that attachment !!!
    >
    > If it's unsafe, I have antivirus / anti-trojan / anti-spyware
    > installed to use against it.
    >
    > Please, please tell me HOW to unblock the attachment currently being
    > blocked by Hotmail !!!
    >
    > Thank you all !!!

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  6. #16


    williekisha Guest

    Re: HELP !!!! Hotmail BLOCKS attachment !!

    as

    "PeeCee" wrote:

    > "pg" <penang@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:ddf1db08-e28d-44d0-a9a1-3b00967dab50@xxxxxx

    > > Can hotmail users help me please ??
    > >
    > > I asked my friend to send me something, and he sent it to me, as an
    > > email attachment.
    > >
    > > Now the problem is in Hotmail.
    > >
    > > Hotmail has decided to BLOCK that attachment with the excuse of
    > > "Windows Live Hotmail has blocked some attachments in this mail
    > > because they appear unsafe."
    > >
    > > C'mon, whether it's safe or unsafe, let the user be the one who
    > > decides !!!
    > >
    > > Why in the world Hotmail becomes the master of the users?
    > >
    > > Can anyone please tell me how to UN-block that attachment??
    > >
    > > I really need that attachment !!!
    > >
    > > If it's unsafe, I have antivirus / anti-trojan / anti-spyware
    > > installed to use against it.
    > >
    > > Please, please tell me HOW to unblock the attachment currently being
    > > blocked by Hotmail !!!
    > >
    > > Thank you all !!!
    >
    >
    >
    > Havent got a Hotmail screen in front of me, but from what I can remember
    > there 'is' an button to open or download the attachment on the screen.
    >
    > Best
    > Paul.
    >
    >

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  7. #17


    nabilah Guest

    Re: HELP !!!! Hotmail BLOCKS attachment !!



    "Bob Lucas" wrote:

    > As a test, I sent an exe file to my Hotmail address. When I logged onto
    > Hotmail via the webmail interface, I received the same error message
    > ("Windows Live Hotmail has blocked some attachments in this mail because
    > they appear unsafe"). All attempts to unblock the attachment via the
    > webmail interface failed.
    >
    > Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem.
    >
    > If you install Windows Live Mail as a standalone application on your PC,
    > you may be able to use Windows Live Mail to access your Hotmail inbox
    > via the HTTP server at
    > http://services.msn.com/svcs/hotmail/httpmail.asp. Then, provided your
    > anti-virus software is running / up-to-date, you should change the
    > following local setting to unblock access to "unsafe attachments" in
    > Windows Live Mail:
    >
    > a) Open Windows Live Mail
    >
    > b) Click on Tools / Safety Options / Security
    >
    > c) Untick the box marked "Do not allow attachments to be saved or
    > opened that could potentially be a virus"
    >
    > I believe it may also be possible to access Hotmail folders, if you have
    > installed Outlook 2003 or Outlook 2007 on your PC. However, I don't
    > have Outlook 2003 or 2007, so I can't vouch for this aspect.
    >
    >
    > "pg" <penang@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:ddf1db08-e28d-44d0-a9a1-3b00967dab50@xxxxxx

    > > Can hotmail users help me please ??
    > >
    > > I asked my friend to send me something, and he sent it to me, as an
    > > email attachment.
    > >
    > > Now the problem is in Hotmail.
    > >
    > > Hotmail has decided to BLOCK that attachment with the excuse of
    > > "Windows Live Hotmail has blocked some attachments in this mail
    > > because they appear unsafe."
    > >
    > > C'mon, whether it's safe or unsafe, let the user be the one who
    > > decides !!!
    > >
    > > Why in the world Hotmail becomes the master of the users?
    > >
    > > Can anyone please tell me how to UN-block that attachment??
    > >
    > > I really need that attachment !!!
    > >
    > > If it's unsafe, I have antivirus / anti-trojan / anti-spyware
    > > installed to use against it.
    > >
    > > Please, please tell me HOW to unblock the attachment currently being
    > > blocked by Hotmail !!!
    > >
    > > Thank you all !!!
    >
    >
    >

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  8. #18


    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange] Guest

    Re: HELP !!!! Hotmail BLOCKS attachment !!

    nabilah <nabilah@xxxxxx> wrote:

    > "Bob Lucas" wrote:
    >

    >> As a test, I sent an exe file to my Hotmail address. When I logged
    >> onto Hotmail via the webmail interface, I received the same error
    >> message ("Windows Live Hotmail has blocked some attachments in this
    >> mail because they appear unsafe"). All attempts to unblock the
    >> attachment via the webmail interface failed.
    >>
    >> Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem.
    >>
    >> If you install Windows Live Mail as a standalone application on your
    >> PC, you may be able to use Windows Live Mail to access your Hotmail
    >> inbox via the HTTP server at
    >> http://services.msn.com/svcs/hotmail/httpmail.asp. Then, provided
    >> your anti-virus software is running / up-to-date, you should change
    >> the following local setting to unblock access to "unsafe
    >> attachments" in Windows Live Mail:
    >>
    >> a) Open Windows Live Mail
    >>
    >> b) Click on Tools / Safety Options / Security
    >>
    >> c) Untick the box marked "Do not allow attachments to be saved or
    >> opened that could potentially be a virus"
    >>
    >> I believe it may also be possible to access Hotmail folders, if you
    >> have installed Outlook 2003 or Outlook 2007 on your PC. However, I
    >> don't have Outlook 2003 or 2007, so I can't vouch for this aspect.
    >>
    >>
    >> "pg" <penang@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:ddf1db08-e28d-44d0-a9a1-3b00967dab50@xxxxxx

    >>> Can hotmail users help me please ??
    >>>
    >>> I asked my friend to send me something, and he sent it to me, as an
    >>> email attachment.
    >>>
    >>> Now the problem is in Hotmail.
    >>>
    >>> Hotmail has decided to BLOCK that attachment with the excuse of
    >>> "Windows Live Hotmail has blocked some attachments in this mail
    >>> because they appear unsafe."
    >>>
    >>> C'mon, whether it's safe or unsafe, let the user be the one who
    >>> decides !!!
    >>>
    >>> Why in the world Hotmail becomes the master of the users?
    >>>
    >>> Can anyone please tell me how to UN-block that attachment??
    >>>
    >>> I really need that attachment !!!
    >>>
    >>> If it's unsafe, I have antivirus / anti-trojan / anti-spyware
    >>> installed to use against it.
    >>>
    >>> Please, please tell me HOW to unblock the attachment currently being
    >>> blocked by Hotmail !!!
    >>>
    >>> Thank you all !!!
    This is not an Exchange issue - doesn't need to be crossposted to this
    group.



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  9. #19


    bg Guest

    RE: HELP !!!! Hotmail BLOCKS attachment !!

    why cant i open my attachment as it is only for me and important only to me


    "pg" wrote:

    > Can hotmail users help me please ??
    >
    > I asked my friend to send me something, and he sent it to me, as an
    > email attachment.
    >
    > Now the problem is in Hotmail.
    >
    > Hotmail has decided to BLOCK that attachment with the excuse of
    > "Windows Live Hotmail has blocked some attachments in this mail
    > because they appear unsafe."
    >
    > C'mon, whether it's safe or unsafe, let the user be the one who
    > decides !!!
    >
    > Why in the world Hotmail becomes the master of the users?
    >
    > Can anyone please tell me how to UN-block that attachment??
    >
    > I really need that attachment !!!
    >
    > If it's unsafe, I have antivirus / anti-trojan / anti-spyware
    > installed to use against it.
    >
    > Please, please tell me HOW to unblock the attachment currently being
    > blocked by Hotmail !!!
    >
    > Thank you all !!!
    >

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  10. #20


    Rich Matheisen [MVP] Guest

    Re: HELP !!!! Hotmail BLOCKS attachment !!

    On Sun, 4 Oct 2009 13:12:01 -0700, bg <bg@newsgroup>
    wrote:

    >why cant i open my attachment as it is only for me and important only to me
    How is this pertinent to MS Exchange?
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP

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