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Unable to open any attachments

I cannot open any attachments that are emailed to me from others or that I email myself from my work email address.

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  • mbglynn Feb 09, 2009

    Checks for viruses and when clear I get a message that either I am not connected to the internet (never the problem) or I need to go to internet options and make sure two items are enabled in the security settings...they are, but I cannot open any attachments....wmv, .jpg or .pdf

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This probably means that you do not have a program associated with the type of attachment you have been receiving. Rather than open the attachments, save them to your computer, and then check if you have a program that can open the attachment.

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