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live mail desktop blocks attachments

  1. #1


    Uri Guest

    live mail desktop blocks attachments

    search online- no answer

    i cannot open the attachments *with the "save attachemnt" in "File"
    unclickable (grayed out)*

    using windows live mail desktop with a hotmail account
    vista ultimate SP1
    wifi connection
    and no anti virus (NOT AVG nor norton)

    i've unchecked the "dont allow attachments...." in safety options
    and unchecked the "block image..." in teh same menu
    also lowered the safety level to low...

    i CANNOT find what is still missing

    HELP PLZ

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Ildhund Guest

    Re: live mail desktop blocks attachments

    From Help:

    "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

    If it's one of these, you'll have to ask the sender either to zip
    the files before sending, or possibly just change the extension to
    ..txt.
    --
    Noel

    "Uri" <Uri@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:16A5CC0A-D82D-4C6A-95FC-C883CC2B6717@xxxxxx

    > search online- no answer
    >
    > i cannot open the attachments *with the "save attachemnt" in
    > "File"
    > unclickable (grayed out)*
    >
    > using windows live mail desktop with a hotmail account
    > vista ultimate SP1
    > wifi connection
    > and no anti virus (NOT AVG nor norton)
    >
    > i've unchecked the "dont allow attachments...." in safety options
    > and unchecked the "block image..." in teh same menu
    > also lowered the safety level to low...
    >
    > i CANNOT find what is still missing
    >
    > HELP PLZ
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: live mail desktop blocks attachments

    Or use a mail provider with fewer restrictions. :-)

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)


    "Ildhund" <jnllb@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:uDGdPjraJHA.796@xxxxxx

    > From Help:
    >
    > "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
    >
    > If it's one of these, you'll have to ask the sender either to zip the files before sending, or possibly just change the
    > extension to .txt.
    > --
    > Noel
    >
    > "Uri" <Uri@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:16A5CC0A-D82D-4C6A-95FC-C883CC2B6717@xxxxxx

    >> search online- no answer
    >>
    >> i cannot open the attachments *with the "save attachemnt" in "File"
    >> unclickable (grayed out)*
    >>
    >> using windows live mail desktop with a hotmail account
    >> vista ultimate SP1
    >> wifi connection
    >> and no anti virus (NOT AVG nor norton)
    >>
    >> i've unchecked the "dont allow attachments...." in safety options
    >> and unchecked the "block image..." in teh same menu
    >> also lowered the safety level to low...
    >>
    >> i CANNOT find what is still missing
    >>
    >> HELP PLZ
    >>


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    ju.c Guest

    Re: live mail desktop blocks attachments

    Here's a workaround to use until you solve it:

    Pretend to forward the message but don't send it.
    From the menu at the top open 'File-->Save attachments...'

    It works!


    ju.c


    "Uri" <Uri@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:16A5CC0A-D82D-4C6A-95FC-C883CC2B6717@xxxxxx

    > search online- no answer
    >
    > i cannot open the attachments *with the "save attachemnt" in "File"
    > unclickable (grayed out)*
    >
    > using windows live mail desktop with a hotmail account
    > vista ultimate SP1
    > wifi connection
    > and no anti virus (NOT AVG nor norton)
    >
    > i've unchecked the "dont allow attachments...." in safety options
    > and unchecked the "block image..." in teh same menu
    > also lowered the safety level to low...
    >
    > i CANNOT find what is still missing
    >
    > HELP PLZ

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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