stop attachments in o express

  rsturbo 23:46 21 Aug 2003

i have outlook express 5 with w98se, is it possible to setup oe so that it automatically blocks any message with any specified attachment i don't want to see, i.e. .pif .scr .exe etc.

thanks for any help

  DieSse 23:51 21 Aug 2003

If you're trying to do this as an anti-virus measure, it's unnecessary - just keep an up to date AV program and it will detect any viruses using such attachment methods, before they even get into your inbox.

  krypt1c 23:52 21 Aug 2003

Try opening oe, then go into tools > options > security. In oe6 there's an option to block attachments that could be a virus. May be the same for oe5

  krypt1c 23:53 21 Aug 2003

As Diesee says it's better to have an up to date AV proggie

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