Windows Live Mail: Disable the Blocking of Attachments

If you are trying to receive a file such as one with a chm or exe extension, Windows Live Mail will block the attachment. You can disable this functionality so that you can receive your attachment.

1. Open Windows Live Mail.

2. Go to the menu, click on Tools and select Safety Options.

3. Select the Security tab.

4. Uncheck the Do not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could potentially be a virus checkbox.

5. Click the OK button.


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5 Responses to “Windows Live Mail: Disable the Blocking of Attachments”

  1. December 21, 2008 at 7:01 pm, KevinR said:

    I unchecked that box in Security and still no difference. I never had this problem before Vista !


  2. June 23, 2009 at 1:46 am, vistavista said:

    This doesn’t work for me. Vista pro here. Still can’t get attachments.


  3. June 23, 2009 at 3:40 am, vistavista said:

    Actually I was wrong. I am getting attachments, but the icon that represents them (the paperclip) is the same color as the background, making it invisible. Is there any way to change the icon color?


  4. September 17, 2010 at 7:58 am, Riaanw said:

    windows 7 with windows live mail, same problem


  5. January 28, 2011 at 9:08 pm, Joeker001 said:

    Any fix for this???


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