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    Attachements in Outlook Express

    I have a friend who is unable to send attachements in outlook Express. Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks
    Harald

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    do you have any more info...what os? what procedure is he using to attach?



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    What size are the attachments?
    Some mail servers put a limit on the file size you can send.

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    If your friend installed Sp1 and has windows XP, he might need to try this:
    taken from call for help, TECHTV.com
    SERVICE PACK ISSUES
    Once you install IE6 SP1 (which is inside Windows XP SP1), Outlook
    Express
    will automatically block certain types of attachments. It's about time!
    If you're feeling lucky, you can turn this off by clicking Tools,
    Options,
    Security, and then the entry labeled "Do not allow attachments to be
    saved
    or opened that could potentially be a virus." Again, I recommend that
    people
    keep the check mark in this option.


    That might do it.
    BB

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    "Do not allow attachments to be
    saved
    or opened that could potentially be a virus." Again, I recommend that
    people
    keep the check mark in this option.


    That might do it.
    BB


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    Hey Big Booger,

    I thought that feature was only for incoming attachments??

    HaraldG is saying ihis friend can't send the attachments. Am I missing something or does it really work both ways?


    Thor

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    Super Moderator Super Moderator Big Booger's Avatar
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    I was assuming it worked both ways. But I will look for a fix concerning specifically sending attachments.
    Along the lines of what Reverend said, try the below how to..

    To send large messages

    Many e-mail and news servers limit the size of the messages you can receive and send. Usually this limit is one megabyte (1 MB) per message, including all attached files.

    With Outlook Express, you can send large messages or files to e-mail and news servers that have size limits, by breaking the messages into smaller ones. When the group of messages is received, the e-mail program combines them into one message.

    On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
    On either the Mail or News tab, click Properties.
    On the Advanced tab, select the Break apart messages larger than x KB check box and then enter the maximum file size the server will allow.
    Hope that helps.
    BB
    Last edited by Big Booger; September 18th, 2002 at 22:54 PM.

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