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.
"pg" <penang@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> 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 !!!