If the sender was using Outlook, that would explain it, see http://email.about.com/od/outlooktips/qt/et121705.htm
If that was not the issue, make sure your antivirus is not configured to
scan incoming emails.
Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
"Martyn Bell" <Martyn Bell@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:BED6379C-D345-4CB3-9405-7A6CD82A1A4C@xxxxxx
> When my Windows Mail receives emails, it strips all of the attachments from
> the email. The outgoing email has the attachments; I checked by having the
> same message sent to two separate accounts. One was retrieved using Outlook
> Express with no problems - the Windows Mail one stripped the attachment (a
> Word document).
> Both accounts were retrieved on Vista machines, with SP1 installed. My own
> machine was reset to factory settings, no anti-virus of any kind (never had
> Norton installed on it ever), no add ons, nothing except a bare Vista/IE7 set
> The box to block potentially harmful messages is not ticked. I am
> completely lost and about to give up on MS altogether...