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77. Disable Attachment Virus Protection In Windows Mail

You may have noticed that when you receive an attachment with an email you are unable to open the attachment or save the attachment to your hard drive. The reason for this is that Windows Mail has the 'Do not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could potentially be a virus option enabled.' Obviously, this is a safeguard against malicious attachments. However, if you receive attachments from friends you need to be able to open them. Here is how you disable the attachment virus protection option.

1/ In Windows Mail click Tools on the main toolbar.

2/ From the drop down menu select Options.

3/ In the options window select the Security tab.

4/ At the top you will see a section marked Virus protection.

5/ The very last option is Do not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could potentially be a virus.

6/ Remove the check mark from this option to disable it.

7/ Click the Apply button.

8/ Finally click OK to exit.