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HELP !!!! Hotmail BLOCKS attachment !!

#1
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 !!!
 
P

PeeCee

#2
"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.
 
W

...winston

#3
Crossposting removed for all but Hotmail and Windows Live Mail newsgroups.

Ask the recipient to resend the file as zip file or a different extension(e.g. *.xyz, *.abc *.rename, *.need, *.elvis etc)

For info on blocked file types..Read the section titled "Notes"
http://help.live.com/Help.aspx?mark...ype=topic&query=WL_Mail_TROU_CantDownload.htm

Fyi...free Hotmail accounts limit is 10MB; paid account is 20MB
--
...winston
ms-mvp mail


"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."
 
#4
On May 10, 6:58 pm, "PeeCee" <ab...@xxxxxx> wrote:

> "pg" <pen...@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.

There "is" a button, but if Hotmail decided that the content is not
good for you, it just block everything.

Big brother attitude !!!
 
#5
On May 10, 7:18 pm, "...winston" <winston...@xxxxxx> wrote:

> Crossposting removed for all but Hotmail and Windows Live Mail newsgroups.
>
> Ask the recipient to resend the file as zip file or a different extension(e.g. *.xyz, *.abc *.rename, *.need, *.elvis etc)
>
> For info on blocked file types..Read the section titled "Notes"http://help.live.com/Help.aspx?market=en-US&project=MailFull&querytyp...
>
> Fyi...free Hotmail accounts limit is 10MB; paid account is 20MB

File size is about 1MB, it's an old fractal freeware that the author
has already abandoned. My friend has a copy, so I asked him to send it
over, and now this ....

Geeeeeeshhhhh....

> --
> ...winston
> ms-mvp mail
>
> "pg" <pen...@xxxxxx> wrote in messagenews: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."
 
W

...winston

#6
Fyi...
Crossposting removed.Follow-up set to msn.discussion the appropriate group for Hotmail questions.

And the extension of the original file was ?


--
...winston
ms-mvp mail

"pg" <penang@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:fbb99006-6fdb-4360-a7d7-5837961cfb39@xxxxxx

> On May 10, 7:18 pm, "...winston" <winston...@xxxxxx> wrote:

>> Crossposting removed for all but Hotmail and Windows Live Mail newsgroups.
>>
>> Ask the recipient to resend the file as zip file or a different extension(e.g. *.xyz, *.abc *.rename, *.need, *.elvis etc)
>>
>> For info on blocked file types..Read the section titled
>> "Notes"http://help.live.com/Help.aspx?market=en-US&project=MailFull&querytyp...
>>
>> Fyi...free Hotmail accounts limit is 10MB; paid account is 20MB
>
>
> File size is about 1MB, it's an old fractal freeware that the author
> has already abandoned. My friend has a copy, so I asked him to send it
> over, and now this ....
>
> Geeeeeeshhhhh....
>

>> --
>> ...winston
>> ms-mvp mail
>>
>> "pg" <pen...@xxxxxx> wrote in messagenews: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."
>
 
#7
On May 11, 12:05 am, "...winston" <winston...@xxxxxx> wrote:

> Fyi...
> Crossposting removed.Follow-up set to msn.discussion the appropriate group for Hotmail questions.
>
> And the extension of the original file was ?


..exe

The thing is that only NOW that I know hotmail deletes _ALL_ .exe file
attachments. The matter is this ... when I sign up for Hotmail, there
wasn't any mention of the "prohibited file extension" thing in the
"contract" at the sign-up page at all.

Shhhhhheeeeeeehhhhhh !!!

Other than Hotmail, do you know of any other webmail operator(s) also
do this thing? I wouldn't sign up the hotmail account if I knew of the
"prohibition list".



>
> --
> ...winston
> ms-mvp mail
>
> "pg" <pen...@xxxxxx> wrote in messagenews:fbb99006-6fdb-4360-a7d7-5837961cfb39@xxxxxx

> > On May 10, 7:18 pm, "...winston" <winston...@xxxxxx> wrote:

> >> Crossposting removed for all but Hotmail and Windows Live Mail newsgroups.
>

> >> Ask the recipient to resend the file as zip file or a different extension(e.g. *.xyz, *.abc *.rename, *.need, *.elvis etc)
>

> >> For info on blocked file types..Read the section titled
> >> "Notes"http://help.live.com/Help.aspx?market=en-US&project=MailFull&querytyp...
>

> >> Fyi...free Hotmail accounts limit is 10MB; paid account is 20MB
>

> > File size is about 1MB, it's an old fractal freeware that the author
> > has already abandoned. My friend has a copy, so I asked him to send it
> > over, and now this ....
>

> > Geeeeeeshhhhh....
>

> >> --
> >> ...winston
> >> ms-mvp mail
>

> >> "pg" <pen...@xxxxxx> wrote in messagenews: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."
 
D
#8
Gmail
http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=6590&topic=12850

I just tested Yahoo, and it scanned my .exe attachment, then let me download
it.



--
Vista Home Premium 32 SP1
http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview


"pg" <penang@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:ed2735c7-9f2e-443e-9313-c82780064552@xxxxxx

> On May 11, 12:05 am, "...winston" <winston...@xxxxxx> wrote:

>> Fyi...
>> Crossposting removed.Follow-up set to msn.discussion the appropriate
>> group for Hotmail questions.
>>
>> And the extension of the original file was ?
>
>
>
> .exe
>
> The thing is that only NOW that I know hotmail deletes _ALL_ .exe file
> attachments. The matter is this ... when I sign up for Hotmail, there
> wasn't any mention of the "prohibited file extension" thing in the
> "contract" at the sign-up page at all.
>
> Shhhhhheeeeeeehhhhhh !!!
>
> Other than Hotmail, do you know of any other webmail operator(s) also
> do this thing? I wouldn't sign up the hotmail account if I knew of the
> "prohibition list".
>
>
>

>>
>> --
>> ...winston
>> ms-mvp mail
>>
>> "pg" <pen...@xxxxxx> wrote in
>> messagenews:fbb99006-6fdb-4360-a7d7-5837961cfb39@xxxxxx

>> > On May 10, 7:18 pm, "...winston" <winston...@xxxxxx> wrote:
>> >> Crossposting removed for all but Hotmail and Windows Live Mail
>> >> newsgroups.
>>

>> >> Ask the recipient to resend the file as zip file or a different
>> >> extension(e.g. *.xyz, *.abc *.rename, *.need, *.elvis etc)
>>

>> >> For info on blocked file types..Read the section titled
>> >> "Notes"http://help.live.com/Help.aspx?market=en-US&project=MailFull&querytyp...
>>

>> >> Fyi...free Hotmail accounts limit is 10MB; paid account is 20MB
>>

>> > File size is about 1MB, it's an old fractal freeware that the author
>> > has already abandoned. My friend has a copy, so I asked him to send it
>> > over, and now this ....
>>

>> > Geeeeeeshhhhh....
>>

>> >> --
>> >> ...winston
>> >> ms-mvp mail
>>

>> >> "pg" <pen...@xxxxxx> wrote in
>> >> messagenews: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."
>
 
P

PA Bear [MS MVP]

#9
Hotmail Support & FAQ
https://support.live.com/eform.aspx?productKey=wlmail&ct=eformts

Can't download or send attachments
https://help.live.com/help.aspx?pro...MT.HTM&tmt=&domain=support.live.com&format=a2
--
~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 !!!
 
W

...winston

#10
Contract ?
Sorry if you didn't see this line.

20. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY.
We provide the service "as-is," "with all faults" and "as available."


--
...winston
ms-mvp mail


"pg" <penang@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:ed2735c7-9f2e-443e-9313-c82780064552@xxxxxx

> On May 11, 12:05 am, "...winston" <winston...@xxxxxx> wrote:
> The matter is this ... when I sign up for Hotmail, there
> wasn't any mention of the "prohibited file extension" thing in the
> "contract" at the sign-up page at all.
>
> Shhhhhheeeeeeehhhhhh !!!
 
U

Urbane.Tiger

#11
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 !!!
>
 
B

Bob Lucas

#12
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 !!!
 
R

Robert Aldwinckle

#13
"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.
 
U

Urbane.Tiger

#14
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 !!!
>
 
P

PA Bear [MS MVP]

#15
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?mark...ype=topic&query=WL_Mail_TROU_CantDownload.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 !!!
 
W

williekisha

#16
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.
>
>
 
N

nabilah

#17
"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 !!!
>
>
>
 
L

Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

#18
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.
 
#19
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 !!!
>
 
R

Rich Matheisen [MVP]

#20
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?
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Rich Matheisen
MCSE+I, Exchange MVP