Windows Live Mail is widely used in many business organizations due to its easy functionality and great reliability. It is considered one of the most secure email services in the world. And, because of its tight security feature, it sometimes restricts some type of attachments that possess a great risk of having a virus.
When Windows Live Mail blocks an attachment that you receive, it shows a warning message Prohibited file type, which means that the attachment can’t be opened or downloaded to your device.
In order to allow all types of attachment that you receive; you can change the setting in the Safety option of your Windows Live Mail account. Once you change the setting, Window Live Mail will let you download or open the attachment. To let these types of attachment for certain message, you can ask the sender to compress (or Zip) the attachments before sending it to you.
If you want to know how to allow attachment to open and download in Window Live Mail, follow these instructions:
Steps to Allow Attachments to Download in Windows Live Mail
- Go to Windows Live Mail by clicking on the Start button. Enter Windows Live Mail in the search box and locate the same in the search result.
- When Windows Live Mail gets opened, click on the Junk under Home tab. Now, locate Safety options tab and click it.
- Go to the Security tab, and uncheck the box next to do not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could potentially be a virus. It will be located under Virus protection option. Once unchecked the option, click OK.
- However, remember that turning this option off may make your computer vulnerable to viruses and thus it is not recommended.
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