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When user opens email attachements in adobe anything with numbers is blacked out when it opens.

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Did you check any of the security settings that adobe or the e-mail program might have. I'm thinking since it sees adobe as a printer it might be doing this for security purposes

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Cannot open my emails


Which email acc.????...
Windows Live Hotmail allows users to view attachments within a Web browser or save them to the system's hard drive.
If Hotmail can't open an attachment, the problem lies with an incompatible file format or Hotmail's automatic blocking service.
You may need new software for opening unfamiliar formats, while blocked files are permanently inaccessible from within Hotmail.
Accessing these files requires action by the sender or forwarding the file to a different email client. Incompatible File Format
Occasionally a sender may attach a file that simply doesn't work with any software you have installed on the system.
Attempting to open the attachment will result in a "Windows cannot open this file" message or similar error display.
Many programs use very specific file formats that don't operate with most other software, such as Photoshop's PSD image files or Microsoft PowerPoint's PPT files.
Ask the sender to convert the file to a more widely compatible format, or install the appropriate software on the system to open the attachment.

Blocked Attachments
Hotmail blocks attachments it believes may contain unsafe or otherwise malicious code.
This includes any and all executable file types, including MSI, EXE, HTML, STC and COM files, along with many others.
Attachments blocked in this way result in a "Windows Live Hotmail has blocked some attachments" message when viewing the email.
While this service does block many real threats to system security, Hotmail may occasionally deny access to an item from a trusted sender.
Unfortunately, these files become permanently inaccessible once blocked by Hotmail, and accessing them requires using a workaround outside the Hotmail application.
Only attempt to access attachments you trust as safe.


Forward Workaround While Hotmail cannot open blocked attachments, it allows users to forward the message with the blocked file still attached.
Send the file to a different email client, and open the attachment using that account instead. Note other clients may have different security measures, but some will still block access to executable files and other potentially harmful data.

Compression Workaround

Ask the sender to package the attachment into a ZIP, RAR or other compressed file format before attaching.
Hotmail will not block any file type located inside a compressed archive.
Both Windows and OS X can create compressed ZIP files, and free utilities such as Zipeg and 7-Zip can create many other types of archives as well.
Some email clients, such as Gmail, will not allow users to send some file formats, even when packaged into an archive file.


http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Compress-and-uncompress-files-zip-files


http://ask-leo.com/windows_live_hotmail_has_blocked_some_attachments_how_do_i_get_around_that.html

Aug 24, 2013 | PC Desktops

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I can sign in to Hotmail, but I can't open any of the messages


Windows Live Hotmail allows users to view attachments within a Web browser or save them to the system's hard drive.


If Hotmail can't open an attachment, the problem lies with an incompatible file format or Hotmail's automatic blocking service.


You may need new software installed on your computer IE: adobe . direct x , zip for opening unfamiliar formats, while blocked files are permanently inaccessible from within Hotmail.


Accessing these files requires action by the sender or forwarding the file to a different email client.


Incompatible File Format


Occasionally a sender may attach a file that simply doesn't work with any software you have installed on the system.


Attempting to open the attachment will result in a "Windows cannot open this file" message or similar error display.


Many programs use very specific file formats that don't operate with most other software, such as Photoshop's PSD image files or Microsoft PowerPoint's PPT files.


Ask the sender to convert the file to a more widely compatible format, or install the appropriate software on the system to open the attachment.


Blocked Attachments


Hotmail blocks attachments it believes may contain unsafe or otherwise malicious code.

This includes any and all executable file types, including MSI, EXE, HTML, STC and COM files, along with many others.


Attachments blocked in this way result in a "Windows Live Hotmail has blocked some attachments" message when viewing the email.


While this service does block many real threats to system security, Hotmail may occasionally deny access to an item from a trusted sender.


Unfortunately, these files become permanently inaccessible once blocked by Hotmail, and accessing them requires using a workaround outside the Hotmail application.


Only attempt to access attachments you trust as safe.

Forward Workaround


While Hotmail cannot open blocked attachments, it allows users to forward the message with the blocked file still attached.


Send the file to a different email client, and open the attachment using that account instead.


Note other clients may have different security measures, but some will still block access to executable files and other potentially harmful data.


Compression Workaround


Ask the sender to package the attachment into a ZIP, RAR or other compressed file format before attaching.


Hotmail will not block any file type located inside a compressed archive.

Both Windows and OS X can create compressed ZIP files, and free utilities such as Zipeg and 7-Zip can create many other types of archives as well.


Some email clients, such as Gmail, will not allow users to send some file formats, even when packaged into an archive file.


Hope this helps

Nov 04, 2012 | PC Desktops

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When i open an attachment in my email i goto windows media center i need to goto the attachment i'm tring to veiw how do i get back to viewing the attachment ?


What type of attachment it is? Is it JPEG(image), or Word File or , Excel File? To open the file type you should select the proper application. You can try the following thing while opening your e-mail attachment. right click on the Attachment which you have download and select Open With. It'll show you the list of application through which you can view your attachment. In your case i thing Window Media player is selected by default that why when ever you try to open it keeps on opening in Media Player.
First try to know what type of mail attachment you are getting, If you have Word file then select Open with "Microsoft word", If any image then Select "windows picture and fax viewer".
If it is a .PDF file type then you should open it with Adobe Reader(IF you don't have Adobe reader then You need to download it from net to few it.
Similarly if it is ZIP. file then you must have Win ZIP software to open it.


I hope you understand what i mean to say and Hope it'll work for you. :))

Jul 27, 2012 | HP Compaq Presario SR5421F Desktop ...

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When i open an attachment i goto windows media center


What type of attachment it is? Is it JPEG(image), or Word File or , Excel File? To open the file type you should select the proper application. You can try the following thing while opening your e-mail attachment. right click on the Attachment which you have download and select Open With. It'll show you the list of application through which you can view your attachment. In your case i thing Window Media player is selected by default that why when ever you try to open it keeps on opening in Media Player.
First try to know what type of mail attachment you are getting, If you have Word file then select Open with "Microsoft word", If any image then Select "windows picture and fax viewer".
If it is a .PDF file type then you should open it with Adobe Reader(IF you don't have Adobe reader then You need to download it from net to few it.
Similarly if it is ZIP. file then you must have Win ZIP software to open it.


I hope you understand what i mean to say and Hope it'll work for you. :))

Jul 27, 2012 | HP Compaq Presario SR5421F Desktop ...

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When I open an attachment-pdf for instance. or any attachment for that matter. The windows media player opens, with an error message saying it cannot open this type file. is this an adobe reader problem


Sounds like your files are not assigned to the correct program.

Open Windows Explorer and find a pdf file.

Right click on it and choose Open With...

Select Adobe Reader and check the box at the bottom that says:

Always use the selected program to open this kind of file.

Click OK.

All pdf files should then open in Adobe.

You can do the same with any other type of file by choosing the program you want to open it with.

Thanks for using Fixya.

Mar 31, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I have a new HP Touchsmart with Vista. When I


is it in .PDF format? if it is, maybe reinstalling a newer version of adobe PDF might help

Nov 12, 2009 | HP TouchSmart IQ770 PC Desktop

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Encoded email


Hi Charlie,

Yes, you cannot just open a .pdf file (Adobe format) by opening it as a text file. It will look like a bunch of strange characters if you try to open it on Notepad or Word.

Did you reboot your computer after installing Adobe Acrobat Reader? After installation any .pdf files will be opened automatically by Adobe Reader, but only after your computer is restarted.

Also, if you look in your email on the list of files attached, the file should have a name ending in .pdf. That's how the system recognizes it as an Adobe Acrobat file. If it doesn't have the correct extension, you'll need to save it and change the file type. The way you do that depends on which Windows you have an if you're hiding the extension type (which is the default setting).

Worstcase, you can just have your friend open it and print it for you.

By the way, I wish you hadn't rated my answer as "Inappropriate". I got a score of 40/100 instead of 70/100 for a "Thanks for Trying"... :-( Anyway, hope that helps you out.

-Vince

Oct 04, 2008 | Gateway GT5220 PC Desktop

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Got an attachment in my email and can't read it


uninstall the old adobe reader and download and install a new one. you can get it here http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
hope this solve.

Dec 13, 2007 | PC Desktops

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Opening downloads on emails


all you need to know is the file extension of the file you downloaded. there are some common file extensions when attaching to the email . pdf , doc, if pictures the JPG,PNG, BMP, and many more. however if u have an office application program (Microsoft office,open office) all office files will be opened but if the file extension is PDF you must download and install the PDF reader. you can download it here http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html.
Take note! Any other files which you don't whose the sender and the extension files is not on office application program not pdf or picture files maybe can harm your system so be sure to know the files.

Dec 11, 2007 | PC Desktops

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