Tuesday, May 6, 2014

How To Disable Security Settings And Download Attachments In Outlook Express

One of the email clients widely used by Windows XP users is Outlook Express. This email client program is present by default in the operating system. You may configure this email client program with any number of email accounts. Once you configure the program with the email accounts, you no longer need to login to the internet accounts to view your emails. All you need to do is run Outlook Express and the emails from the different internet email accounts would be downloaded to the computer.

Some of the emails that you receive might contain attachments. These attachments could be pictures, music files or any other documents. When you try to download these attachments to the computer from Outlook Express, you might find that the program does not allow you to do so. This is one of the Outlook Express problems, which is common and reported by many users. The most common reason for the occurrence of this issue is the security settings in the program. In this post, we will find out how to change the security settings so that you can download these attachments from the program without errors.

Steps Involved
  • Select the Start menu and click the option All Programs. Select the option Outlook Express from this list. If you use Outlook Express frequently, you can find the shortcut to the program in the left pane of Start menu. 
  • Once the Outlook Express program window comes up, choose the option Tools. 
  • From the drop down window for Tools, click Options. 
  • You will find numerous tabs in the Options window. Select the tab named Security. 
  • Remove the check mark from the option Do not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could potentially be a virus. 
  • Select the button Apply and then click the option OK. 
  • Close Outlook Express window and launch it again. 
  • Open the email that contains the attachment. 
  • Click the attachment to download it to the computer. 
  • You will find that you can now download the attachments without troubles. 
We hope that the above steps have helped you to fix the Outlook Express problems with attachments. Keep in mind that you have disabled one of the security features with the above steps. Therefore, once you finish downloading the email attachment it is advisable that you set the security settings back, so that no virus files are downloaded to the computer.

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