I think OE might be trying to tell you something here, if you do allow these attachments, Take care to only open the ones from people you know, AND EVEN THEN ONLY if they have told you they are sending it to you and what it is called.
if you get ANY that just say "details in the attachment"or "see attached file for details" (especially from Support @ microsoft .com)DONT TOUCH THEM, DELETE THEM this is the latest way of spreading virus/trojans and getting people to unwittingly install them (yes just by opening an attachment). be secure but enjoy your computing.
Many thanks to 'powerless' who seems to have solved the e-mail 'attachment' problem, also to 'paperman 27' , & 'pops' for good sound advice re antivirus programme.
as an oap i struggle a little to keep up with what all the advice in PC magazines say.
i have another problem. When i run my Norton anti-virus scan program it is not now completing the scan. the PC freezes after about 6k files have been checked. when re-run it again freezes just over 6k files etc.