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#1 Cinoreah

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 03:56 PM

Hi

I'm using Outlook Express 6.0, 98 SE and for the last two weeks all my email is coming in as attachments even though there are no attachments. Any ideas about what is happening?

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 04:10 PM

Is that happening with all your email from all sources or just with email you get from a certain sender?

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 07:48 PM

Attachments to WHAT?
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Posted 23 September 2005 - 02:46 AM

Is that happening with all your email from all sources or just with email you get from a certain sender?

With EVERY e-mail that comes in from all sources. It only happens with my primary address. I have multiple addresses through my ISP but its just the one addy that comes with the paper clip.
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Posted 23 September 2005 - 06:40 PM

Try this hope it helps.

OE sees an attachment where none exists (the BEGIN bug) Fixed

This occurs if your message contains a line beginning with the word "begin" followed by 2 blank spaces. That word is used to indicate the beginning of a real attachment, and OE mistakenly tries to create an attachment from the rest of your message. It is fixed for OE on WindowsXP with Service Pack 2 by installing Update for Windows XP (KB900930). If you receive a message with such a bogus attachment, you can read the message by pressing Ctrl-F3 to view the source. Thanks to Hans-Georg Michna MVP for bringing this one to my attention

Here is the OE site where i got this. Just about everything you ever want to know about OE is here.

http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/sitemap.htm

Windows XP (KB900930). This is a link you can click on at the site.

Edited by bicycle bill, 23 September 2005 - 06:44 PM.


#6 Cinoreah

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 11:32 PM

This doesn't help me...its for XP...I have Win 98 SE.


Thanks for your reply.
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Posted 24 September 2005 - 09:06 PM

Seeing that it happens on only one account of several on the same outlook it has to be something in the settings.

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Posted 01 October 2005 - 07:07 AM

This doesn't help me...its for XP...I have Win 98 SE.


Thanks for your reply.

I also have the same problem as you. However I am running ME. Attachments icon is mostly showing up on my primary address but seems to be increasing on my secondary address.
My OE is version 6.00.2800.1123.
Grinler has just finished helping me debug the "about:blank" malware and other issues. I have asked if Grinler knows anything about this issue. If there's a fix I'll let you know.

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Posted 01 October 2005 - 08:53 AM

I would say this is caused by a corrupt file or install in OE. Have you tried to reinstall IE & OE 6.0 SP1.
Download & Save to a Folder then turn off Virus Protection & Firewall before installing.
Reinstall from here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...&displaylang=en

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 06:21 AM

I would say this is caused by a corrupt file or install in OE. Have you tried to reinstall IE & OE 6.0 SP1.
Download & Save to a Folder then turn off Virus Protection & Firewall before installing.
Reinstall from here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...&displaylang=en

Did that. Thanks for the info. But it didn't work. :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 07:20 AM

This appears to be some kind of bug in OE.
Go to Windows Update and make sure you have all the OE updates installed.

See:
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/archive/answe...l_as_attachment

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 11:27 AM

Paperclip problem solved. AVG certifies all mail as virus free (little message at the bottom of mail). I was told by AVG message forum members to decertify the mail....it still checks for viruses, just don't receive the message or the paperclip. (Don't know why I didn't go there before bothering the good people here....duh).

Consensus at AVG is that Microsoft hasn't upgraded to industry standards and that is what causes this problem. So.....no more paperclips but it still checks for viruses.

Thanks to all of you for your input. :thumbsup:
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