Attachment Forget-Me-Not for Outlook 2003/Outlook 2002/Outlook 2000

Attachment Forget-Me-Not for Outlook 2003/Outlook 2002/Outlook 2000

Attachment Forget-Me-Not for Outlook 2003/Outlook 2002/Outlook 2000

Developer’s Description

By Sperry Software

Attachment Forget-Me-Not for Microsoft Outlook Scans emails for clues indicating that an attachment should be there.Attachment Forget-Me-Not for Microsoft Outlook supports different keywords for different professions, Works with any outgoing email, and comes with a built in list of commonly used attachment keywords

When reporting spam that slips past the filters, it is essential that we receive the full message headers from a message. Additionally, sometimes our Support department may request the full headers from an email message in order to troubleshoot mail delivery problems.

Every single Internet e-mail message is made up of two parts the header and the message body of the email. Every single email you send or receive on the Internet contains an Internet Header, a full and valid e-mail header provides a detailed log of the network path taken by the message between the mail sender and the mail receiver(s) (email servers).

Your email client program will usually hide the full header or display only lines, such as From, To, Date, and Subject, see below for more information on pulling headers for your email client:

Recent versions of both Outlook and Outlook Express have been changed to prevent access to attachments by default. You need to take some additional steps to allow you to access those attachments again.

Microsoft has the perception of designing many of its products with lax security with the most common example being that default settings impose little or no safety restrictions. As security issues have become more of a focus Microsoft has slowly been making changes to make applications more secure by default. The Outlooks are two examples.

 

Remember that Outlook and Outlook Express are two different programs. Because of this, what’s needed to get access to your attachments is dramatically different depending on which you are using.

Outlook Express users have it easy. In the Tools menu, select Options, and then in the Options dialog, select the Security tab. In that dialog will be a checkbox labeled “Do not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could potentially be a virus”. It is checked by default. Uncheck it to regain access to your attachments.

Outlook 2002 users have a bit more of a challenge. Warning: getting Outlook 2002 to open potentially unsafe attachments requires editing the registry. As always, backup the registry before you do so.

Microsoft’s knowledgebase article that deals with this issue in detail can be found here. Among other
information it details the specific registry keys that need to be added or modified to allow access to specific types of attachments.

Personally, I find it somewhat interesting that they suggest having the sender of the attachment resend it under a different name before they present modifying the registry as an option. I’ll also admit that if you’re at all squeamish about playing in the Windows registry that’s my recommendation also.

I mistakenly cleared the Always ask before opening this type of file check box when I opened a recent file attachment. How do I reset this option so that Outlook will let me either save the attachment to a file or open it immediately?

Outlook 2002, Outlook 2000 with Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 2 (SP2), and Outlook 2000 and Outlook 98 with the Outlook Email Security Update classify files into three security levels. For Level 1 file types, such as .exe and .vbs, Outlook allows no access at all. Users can open Level 2 files only after saving them to disk. For every other type of file, Outlook uses the Windows setting for that file type to determine whether you need to save it first or you can open it directly.

To change the file attachment behavior so that you can open the file directly, start Windows Explorer; choose Tools, Folder Options; then switch to the File Types tab. Select the type of file, click Advanced, then clear the Confirm open after download check box.

OutlookTempCleaner is a support tool for Microsoft Office Outlook. It gives you easy access to the Temp folder that Outlook uses to open attachments. It further allows you to automate maintenance to it via Windows’s Scheduled Tasks.

Attachment Forget-Me-Not for Microsoft Outlook Scans emails for clues indicating that an attachment should be there.Attachment Forget-Me-Not for Microsoft Outlook supports different keywords for different professions, Works with any outgoing email, and comes with a built in list of commonly used attachment keywords.

Requirements:

Microsoft Outlook 2010

 

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