live mail desktop blocks attachments

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Uri, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. Uri

    Uri Guest

    search online- no answer

    i cannot open the attachments *with the "save attachemnt" in "File"
    unclickable (grayed out)*

    using windows live mail desktop with a hotmail account
    vista ultimate SP1
    wifi connection
    and no anti virus (NOT AVG nor norton)

    i've unchecked the "dont allow attachments...." in safety options
    and unchecked the "block image..." in teh same menu
    also lowered the safety level to low...

    i CANNOT find what is still missing

    Uri, Dec 30, 2008
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  2. Uri

    Ildhund Guest

    From Help:

    "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

    If it's one of these, you'll have to ask the sender either to zip
    the files before sending, or possibly just change the extension to
    Ildhund, Dec 30, 2008
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  3. Or use a mail provider with fewer restrictions. :)
    Gary VanderMolen, Dec 30, 2008
  4. Uri

    ju.c Guest

    Here's a workaround to use until you solve it:

    Pretend to forward the message but don't send it.
    From the menu at the top open 'File-->Save attachments...'

    It works!

    ju.c, Dec 31, 2008
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