Posted 24 January 2007 - 04:54 PM
A couple of options to consider:
>If you have not done so, run an anti-virus scan on the PDF file you are trying to send as a precautionary measure. Most likely though it's clean, but when dealing with OE, you can't never be too sure.
>Although this is not recommended, you could try theses steps to see if it works:
Go to Outlook Express' main window, open the Tools menu, click Options, choose the Security tab, and unselect the checkbox next to Do Not Allow Attachments To Be Saved Or Opened That Could Potentially Be A Virus.
>As long as your anti-virus is up to date, you could leave it unchecked, depending or whether or not the above works in the first place.
Here's where you have a decision to make:
The problem with leaving the above mentioned security setting is that it leaves you more susceptible to viruses mainly because Outlook Express (as well as Outlook) have no option to disable scripts from running such as exe,vbs,etc...which is how computers are infected when opening an email attachment that could contain a virus. Those that send viruses through email are relentless in the practices that they use to cause harm to computers.
Leaving the security setting active is safer, but as you saw, it is not reliable. It is my experience that, at times, OE can be a little too aggressive with security. I would make a recommendation to switch to another non-microsoft email client such as Thunderbird or Eudora. They are much better email clients, better with security, & simply much more stable all around.