Windows Live Mail: Disable the Blocking of Attachments

Posted November 27, 2008 by Rob Rogers in Windows

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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  • KevinR

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

  • vistavista

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

  • vistavista

    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?

  • Riaanw

    windows 7 with windows live mail, same problem

  • Joeker001

    Any fix for this???