ms outlook blocking files reg hack?....

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by zino, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. zino

    zino OSNN Junior Addict

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    Hello everyone,

    I remember some time ago, someone having a reg edit that would eneable, or rather disable the security settings in outlook to block files such as a .exe or other that might be harmfull to the machine.

    I however need at times send and receive these kind of files, and would be handy if anyone could give me some information as to where i can find the hack...

    Thanks for any help anyone might have.
     
  2. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    Outlook 2003, Outlook 2002 and Outlook 2000 SP3 (but not Outlook 98 or earlier Outlook 2000 versions) allow the user to use a registry key to open up access to blocked attachments. (Always make a backup before editing the registry.) To use this key:
    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)

    Under that key, add a new string value named Level1Remove.

    For the value for Level1Remove, enter a semicolon-delimited list of file extensions. For example, entering this:

    .mdb;.url

    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.

    If you are using this registry entry, a glance at Help | About Microsoft Outlook will show Security Mode: User Controlled above the license information
     
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  3. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Be careful with this. I'd suggest enabling it only when you need it.