blocking email attachments

  texasdave 21:20 07 Jun 2003

Hi there,
I was wondering how i can configure Outlook Express to block email attachments such as .vbs, .bat, .exe, .pif and .scr files. Norton Antivirus recommends to block them, but i dont know how, i have received quite a lot of virus related emails lately. Thank you.

  hugh-265156 22:02 07 Jun 2003

open OE and go to tools/options/security and tick the boxes that say:

do not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could potentially be a virus.


warn me if other applications try to send mail as me.

then click on the read tab and tick the box that say`s:

read all messages in plain text.

then click apply and ok.

now click on the view tab and then on layout and untick the box that says:

show preview pane.

note:to view an attachment now you must undo the above.

  powerless 22:05 07 Jun 2003

With good AV protection, preview pane and attachments should not be a worry.

Also the upadtes to IE and OE to fix a few security problems.

  texasdave 23:19 07 Jun 2003

Thank you everyone for your help.
Very helpful.

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