Help... .xml attachments marked 'potentially unsafe'

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Paul, Jun 1, 2004.

  1. Paul

    Paul Guest

    When accessing emails retrieved by the POP3 connector, .xml files are marked unsafe and cannot be opened. Microsoft's help 290407 - OL2002: You cannot Open Attachments specifies a registry patch to hkey_current_user\software\Microsoft\office\10.0\security <string value = Level1Remove, key value = .xml;.exe;.com>. This key is missing from Outlook 2003 (11.0) as well but adding it doesn't help. A subsequent KB 284414
    "Recipient Cannot Open E-mail file attachment; error message describes it as 'Potentially Unsafe'". Workaround: "post the files to a secure network share. In your email message you can include a link to the share that you have given the recipient access to.

    Wonderful, BUT... The sender is the US Government and they won't allow me access to a secure network share for obvious reasons. How can I force these attachments loose.

    Alternatively, where is the setting for Outlook 2003, to leave the files on the server for 5 days (like Outlook Express) so that they can be recovered from another computer. Aside from flushing Outlook 2003 and the POP3 connector, can anyone think of a workaround

    Regards
    Paul
     
    Paul, Jun 1, 2004
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  2. Paul

    Jeff L Guest

    Paul,

    First, you could ask them to resubmit by zipping the file. Alternatively
    they could rename it (File.xml to File.tmp) and then you name it back.

    Try editing the key but for your version of outlook which would be 11.0. Not
    sure this will work.

    Regards,
    Jeff Loucks
    Available Technology
    Solutions For Professionals
    www.availabletechnology.com



    marked unsafe and cannot be opened. Microsoft's help 290407 - OL2002: You
    cannot Open Attachments specifies a registry patch to
    hkey_current_user\software\Microsoft\office\10.0\security <string value =
    Level1Remove, key value = .xml;.exe;.com>. This key is missing from Outlook
    2003 (11.0) as well but adding it doesn't help. A subsequent KB 284414
    as 'Potentially Unsafe'". Workaround: "post the files to a secure network
    share. In your email message you can include a link to the share that you
    have given the recipient access to."
    access to a secure network share for obvious reasons. How can I force these
    attachments loose.
    on the server for 5 days (like Outlook Express) so that they can be
    recovered from another computer. Aside from flushing Outlook 2003 and the
    POP3 connector, can anyone think of a workaround?
     
    Jeff L, Jun 2, 2004
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  3. Martin Mitchell, Jun 2, 2004
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