Windows Mail is very sensitive to interference from certain antivirus
programs. Read http://www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#3
If you have McAfee or Norton antivirus, uninstall it. Reboot and try
Windows Mail again. Once you get your email working properly,
download and install a less troublesome antivirus program such as the
free Avast. Whichever antivirus program you keep, be sure to
disable its email scanning option.
"alanbriggs" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> On May 23, 1:09 am, "Gary VanderMolen" <g...@NoMail.invalid> wrote:
>> Did you enable opening attachments in Windows Mail?
>> Tools > Options > Security, uncheck "Do not allow attachments..."
>> Gary VanderMolen
>> "alanbriggs" <alan73bri...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in messagenews:email@example.com...
>> > Hello Everyone - again!
>> > I have recieved some word documents via attachments that will not open
>> > when I try to do so.
>> > I have to set a file association and this I have done - but I still
>> > cannot open Microsoft word documents from within windows mail. I go to
>> > control panel and programs and associate .DOC files with microsoft
>> > word (which I have installed) and then when I go back to windows mail
>> > and attempt this action - no can do!
>> > Why???
>> > Help - alanbriggs- Hide quoted text -
>> - Show quoted text -
> Thanks - I tried your suggestion but to no avail!
> I unchecked the box and retried to open the word files from within
> windows mail - no luck.
> Any other ideas?
> Regards - alanbriggs