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I am using outlook for office xp. Outlook will not accept an
attachment that has an .mdb extension due to the security risk. How
can I get it to accept it. The only way I can get the file is if
someone zips the file.

thanks
Nov 12 '05 #1
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jeff wrote:
I am using outlook for office xp. Outlook will not accept an
attachment that has an .mdb extension due to the security risk. How
can I get it to accept it. The only way I can get the file is if
someone zips the file.

thanks

Zip it, it's not just a security risk but a waste of bandwidth to send
unzipped bloaty files such as MDBs. ~A lot of EMail servers limit their
users to 4MB.

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Nov 12 '05 #2

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"jeff" <je**@sattutor.com> wrote in message
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I am using outlook for office xp. Outlook will not accept an
attachment that has an .mdb extension due to the security risk. How
can I get it to accept it. The only way I can get the file is if
someone zips the file.

thanks

Trevor's advice is very sensible for sending files, but since you can't
always control what other people send you, perhaps you could make a registry
key change on your own system to allow you to receive .mdb files. See the
following for details:
http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/esecup/getexe.htm

This is one reason not to send .mdb files. If the file is small, and I am
sending it to someone who is unlikely to have (or be able to use) zip
software, then I simply rename the file in case either the mail server or
client blocks it. E.g.

MyData.mdb => MyData-mdb

They then re-name it when they get it. However, I have seen cases where
files with no extension have been allocated a .dat extension somewhere along
their travels.

Fletcher
Nov 12 '05 #3

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Fletcher Arnold wrote:
"jeff" <je**@sattutor.com> wrote in message
news:c7**************************@posting.google.c om...
I am using outlook for office xp. Outlook will not accept an
attachment that has an .mdb extension due to the security risk. How
can I get it to accept it. The only way I can get the file is if
someone zips the file.

thanks


Trevor's advice is very sensible for sending files, but since you can't
always control what other people send you, perhaps you could make a registry
key change on your own system to allow you to receive .mdb files. See the
following for details:
http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/esecup/getexe.htm

This is one reason not to send .mdb files. If the file is small, and I am
sending it to someone who is unlikely to have (or be able to use) zip
software, then I simply rename the file in case either the mail server or
client blocks it. E.g.

MyData.mdb => MyData-mdb

They then re-name it when they get it. However, I have seen cases where
files with no extension have been allocated a .dat extension somewhere along
their travels.

Fletcher

There was a program I used to do this that also makes Outlook minimize
to the system tray as well (which is just another reg hack) but I can't
for the life of me remember the URL. I would have posted the link if I
did. Anyone remember that one? I just use the save settings wizard now
to get all those options across to a new PC.

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Nov 12 '05 #4

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