Tuesday, January 29, 2008

UnBlocking Attachments in Outlook

Outlook blocks a lot of usefull extensions by default, like mdb files.

You can unblock them though. (Full directions)

The meet of it comes down to:
  1. Run Regedit, and go to this key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Outlook\Security (change 10.0 to 9.0 for Outlook 2000 SP3 or to 11.0 for Outlook 2003)
  2. Under that key, add a new string value named Level1Remove.
  3. For the value for Level1Remove, enter a semicolon-delimited list of file extensions. For example, entering this:


    would unblock Microsoft Access files and Internet shortcuts. Note that the use of a leading dot was not previously required, however, new security patches may require it. If you are using "mdb;url" format and extensions are blocked, add a dot to each extension. Note also that there is not a space between extensions.
After that, restart outlook and enjoy. Personaly i've only unblocked .mdb so far.

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