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E-mailing Yes I want to attach a sound file to an e-mail in office outlook, but I want it to play when you open the message instead of having to open the attachment...How do I do that?

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Add Background Sound to an Email in Outlook

To add background sound to an email in Outlook:

  • Create a new message using HTML formatting in Outlook.
  • Download the following file to your Desktop: zbgsound.htm.
  • Start Notepad.
  • Open the zbgsound.htm file you just downloaded in Notepad.
  • Replace ###path to background sound file### with the path to the desired background sound file.
    • The line could read <img src="C:\Documents and Settings\lsdoe\My Documents\My Music\lsdoem.mid" id="bgsound", for example.
  • Select File | Save from the menu.
  • In the Outlook message, select Insert | File... from the menu.
  • Go to your Desktop.
  • Highlight zbgsound.htm.
  • Click on the right down arrow of the Insert button.
  • Select Insert as Text.
  • Continue editing your message.

I hop that helped, it looks complicated buts its not. Basically if you know how html works your email allows html you just put the html code for teh music in it.

Good luck,

Posted on Oct 19, 2007

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Need to open ost file

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Oct 03, 2015 | Microsoft PC Desktops


How to avoid viruses in Emails.

Dealing with the ever-growing onslaught of spam is bad enough, but our Inboxes are also under siege from another threat: viruses and Trojan horse programs disguised as legitimate message attachments, often from someone you know. When you open the attachment, the virus infects your computer, and then, behind the scenes, it uses Outlook to send virus laden messages to people in your Contacts folder.
You can avoid getting infected by one of these viruses by implementing a few commonsense procedures:
· Never open an attachment that comes from someone you don’t know.
· Even if you know the sender, if the attachment isn’t something you expect to receive, assume the sender’s system is infected. Write back and confirm that the sender sent the message.

Some viruses come packaged as scripts that are hidden within messages that use the HTML format. This means that the virus can run as soon as you view the message! If a message looks suspicious, don’t open it, just delete it. (Note that you need to turn off Outlook Reading pane before deleting the message. Otherwise, when you highlight the message, it displays in the Reading pane and sets off the virus. Select View>> Reading Pane>> Off.)
Install a top-of-the-line antivirus program, particularly one that checks incoming email. Also be sure to keep your antivirus program’s virus list up-to-date.
In addition to these general procedures, Outlook also comes with its own set of virus-protection features. For example, Outlook automatically disables certain types of attachments, such as executable files. However, if you want to ratchet up the security level in Outlook, you need to switch to a diet of plain text. That is, you need to tell Outlook to ignore HTML and Rich Text formatting and, instead, display all your messages using text with no special fonts, colors, HTML tags, images, backgrounds, or sounds: just simple, unadorned text where no virus or other malicious content can hide. Here are the steps to follow:

1. Choose Tools, Trust Center to open the Trust Center dialog box.
2. Click E-mail Security.
3. Click to activate the Read All Standard Mail in Plain Text check box.
4. Click OK.

When you receive an HTML or rich text message, Outlook converts the message to plain text when you view it either in the Reading pane or in its own window. The Information pane also includes the following message:

“This message was converted to plain text.”

on Jul 21, 2010 | PC Desktops


Basic rules for keeping your computer safe

1. Buy and install a firewall program.
The firewall will block intruders from breaking into your Windows PC across the Internet. If you have a home network or network at a small office in which all the computers access the Internet through one Windows PC, install the firewall on that one PC. A program called BlackICE is the best by far. Get it from
If you don't have an Internet connection, you don't need to install a firewall program. A firewall has no use except as a barrier against unwanted entry from the outside. If your PC is not connected in any way to the outside world, don't install a firewall program.
2. Buy and install antivirus software.
But listen up. Nobody else will tell you the bad part about antivirus software: Most of it is overstuffed and underpowered, so skip the two big names (Norton and McAfee) and buy Fix-It from Mijenix instead. Fix-It comes with good AV software that doesn't overload your PC the way the Norton and McAfee programs do. (Norton is made by Symantec, so avoid Symantec antivirus software if it's sold under that name, also.)
Antivirus software is no good if you don't run it. In an ideal world, you would run it all the time. But you probably can't. AV software usually gets in the way when you (or your kids) are playing serious games. So as soon as you install your AV software, find out how to disable it so you can keep peace in the family. Then make sure you know how to reenable it when the PC is not used for games.
3. Unless you have a VERY good reason to use it, do not use Outlook Express for e-mail.
Outlook Express is deadly. It allows viruses to enter your computer when it gets the mail. You don't have to read the mail; just getting the mail is enough. (I'll explain how this happens in a minute.)
Use another program. Netscape Messenger is fine and does not have the problem. You can get Netscape Messenger free by downloading and installing the Netscape Communicator suite. Go to
Outlook Express is not the same as Outlook 97, Outlook 98 and Outlook 2000. If you are now using one of those Outlook programs, you can keep using them if you turn off the View function. Viewing a message in Outlook can allow viruses to enter your computer. Just as with Outlook Express, users of Outlook don't have to open or read the mail to let viruses in. Just viewing the mail is enough. (Outlook Express always shows the mail in the View function, visibly or not; even if it seems that you can turn it off, you actually can't stop this behavior. So you can't block some of the newest viruses. That's why Outlook Express is unacceptable.)
If you can't switch to a safer e-mail program right now, or if you want to keep using Outlook Express despite my warnings, go to and follow the directions you see there. But please understand that the basic problems of Outlook Express are not fixed by the directions Microsoft will give you at this site. The fix is only good for one kind of problem.
4. Don't open an attachment that comes in the mail unless you asked somebody to send it to you.
I doubt that you'll ever ask someone to send you a virus, so I'm confident that following this simple rule will keep your PC from getting infected by viruses that arrive in attachments. The only help you'll need is sticking to the rule. An example will show what I'm talking about.
Suppose you are at work and an e-mail letter arrives from *********** on the other side of town. It has an attachment. "This is cute!" the letter says.
Should you open the attachment? Not on your life. You didn't ask for that file. You have no idea what it is. And *********** probably doesn't really know what it is, either. Most people who pass along attachments of this kind (a "cute" kitty that tiptoes across your screen, for example) do not know what the attachments actually do. It's child's play for a virus creator to hide a virus in a program that makes a kitty appear on your screen, but you can be sure that the people who pass along "cute" attachments never realize that.
Here's another example. Let's say you're at home and an e-mail letter arrives from "a 911 dispatcher." The letter has been forwarded 4,729 times, and each time it picked up a few more comments that say something like, "I swear this is true. A friend of mine knows the brother of the priest who heard the confession of the woman who waited on the guy who was in the diner when the whole thing was shown on TV" -- you know what I mean if you're used to chain letters. The note from the "911 dispatcher" says the attached file contains important information about some sort of crime.
Should you open the attachment? Not a chance, pal. You didn't ask for that file. And you can be sure that 911 dispatchers don't spend their time sending out e-mail to strangers. So, since the letter is almost surely a hoax, you'd better send it straight to the trash.
Notice that I didn't say what some of you think I said. I didn't say, "Don't open an executable attachment. ..." I said, "Don't open an ATTACHMENT," period. Viruses can enter your computer in all sorts of ways. Attachments of any kind are suspect. Don't play a game with your safety.
5. Stop using cookies.
Cookies are small files on your PC that Web sites use to keep track of you. Some of them are harmless and even useful. I was neutral about cookies for quite a while, but now I'm very much against them. Why? Because cookies are too invasive. They're out of control. Cookies can even be generated in e-mail. (Play that part back if you're not sure what you just read. Yes, cookies can be generated in e-mail.) Sites that pick up e-mail cookies know even more about you than you might think. They know your e-mail address, and that means they can track your every move from site to site. They can tell exactly which ads you viewed and which Web sites you visited at any time.
That's unacceptable. Your privacy is only as valuable as you want to make it. Don't let somebody who sells ads take it away.

on Jun 07, 2010 | PC Desktops

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When I try to open an e-mail attachment in Outlook 2010 I get a message telling me this can't be opened

The problem is what you need to open the file you dont have if its a word document you will need to have microsoft office with work or if its the newer one 2011 please check the attachment extention like this Something.doc or something.odf or something.3gp make sure you have vlc player installed as that will play all videos and Microsoft office 2011 for all office documentation <--this one for a video player <--this one for office documents

Jul 07, 2011 | PC Desktops

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E-mail problem with my gateway

Try the following in Outlook express:

- Select Extra
- Select Options
- Select the Security TAB
- Make sure the second checkbox from the top is marked active
- Restart Outlook Express

This will allow you to open attached files.

Mar 11, 2009 | Gateway PC Desktops


How to Backup Your Outlook Contacts to Excel File?

Microsoft's Outlook is integrated into Microsoft Office 2000, 2002, 2008 and Microsoft Exchange Server. Outlook is complete e-mail manager by which you e-mail, calendaring, and contact management. Outlook enables you to filter and organize e-mail messages, integrate and manage e-mail from multiple e-mail accounts, personal and group calendars, contacts, folders, and tasks.
Using Import and Export feature in Outlook, you can create the full backup of outlook contacts. Because without backup yon can lose your e-mail accounts data any time due to virus, power failure and hard disk problem.
Follow the given steps to export your outlook contacts to Excel file:
Click on Start button, go to Program then click on Microsoft Outlook to export the contacts.

Now go to File menu and click on Import and Export option. Choose Export to a file as show in the below figure then click Next.
export-computerfreetips.gif Now on next dialog box, choose Microsoft Excel and click Next.
export-computerfreetips1.gif Select the Contacts Folder you want to backup to Excel file as shown below then click Next.
select-computerfreetips.gif Choose a name and location where to save the Excel file by clicking Browse button, then click Next.
file-computerfreetips.gif Click Finish to start the back up procedure which may take little time depending on how many contacts you have.

on Jan 29, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I don't seem to be able to send photos by Kodak Easyshare e-mail even though I am on line and the address is correct.

Ditch Kodak Easyshare and just use your email program:
Attachment basics When you send photos in e-mail, the photos go along for the ride as attachments, just like any other file you add to an e-mail.
To attach a photo in Outlook:
  1. Click New to open a Message window.
  2. Fill in the To and Subject boxes as usual and type any message you wish to accompany the photos.
  3. Click Insert File (the paperclip icon), locate your file through the Insert File box, click the file's name and then click the Insert button. If you wish to add multiple files from within the same folder, hold down the Ctrl key while clicking multiple files, then click the Insert button.
  4. Repeat Step 3 for any other files you wish to attach.
  5. Click Send.
In Outlook Express:
  1. Click Create Mail to open a New Message window.
  2. Fill in the To and Subject lines and type in your message.
  3. Click the Attach button, locate the file in the Insert Attachment box and click Attach. Use Ctrl-click to select multiple files.
  4. Click Send.
In Netscape Mail:
  1. Click New Message to open the Compose window.
  2. Fill in the To and Subject lines, and type in your message.
  3. Click the Attach button or, in Netscape 6, click in the empty Attachments box.
  4. Select your file in the Enter Files To Attach dialog and click Open.
  5. To attach multiple files, repeat Steps 3 and 4.
  6. Click Send.

Jul 26, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Attachments to E-mail won't come up

Turn Off Attachment Blocking in Outlook Express 6.1 SP1 Introduction Many viruses are transmitted through files attached to e-mail messages. For this reason, blocking of attachments is now a standard feature of many e-mail programs, including Outlook Express 6.1 SP1. Attachment blocking has been available in Outlook Express for some time, but it is now turned on by default.
When using Outlook Express to read your e-mail, you may notice a yellow message stating: “OE removed access to the following unsafe attachments in your mail: filename(s).” Please note that the attachment is still included in the message, you simply cannot access it because of a security restriction that can be turned off. These instructions explain how to turn off this restriction.
  1. In Outlook Express, select the Tools menu, and click Options.
  2. Select the Security tab, clear the Do not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could potentially be a virus check box, and click OK.

  3. You should now have access to all attachments in your e-mail messages. Remember, you should never open an attachment unless you are certain it does not contain a virus. It is recommended that you save the file first, and then open it from the saved location.

Jul 26, 2008 | Gateway PC Desktops

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I keep getting amessage "OE removed access to the following attachments in your mail". How can I fix this wo my attachments go through? Thank You

f you cannot open attachments while using the Outlook Express e-mail client, your security settings may be too high. When you try to open attachments, you may see the following message: “OE removed access to the following unsafe attachments in your mail.”

To check your e-mail security settings:

1. Open Outlook Express.
2. Click on Tools in the menu, and scroll down to Options.
3. Click on the Security tab.
4. Make sure “Do not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could potentially be a virus” is UNCHECKED.
5. Click on the Apply button. Click on OK.

You should now be able to open attachments.

Note: If you are using Outlook 2003 to read your mail, you may not be able to open attachments with extensions (.exe, .vbs , etc.) that the program considers unsafe. To get around this problem, ask the attachment’s sender to use a compression program, such as WinZip, that alters the file’s extension to something considered safer (.zip). More information about this feature can be found at:;en-us;829982 .
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May 14, 2008 | Compaq PC Desktops

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How to send a photo from " my pictures "

  1. Open internet explorer
  2. click on tools
  3. click on internet options
  4. click on programs
  5. select outlook as email client

I have selected my e-mail client YAHOO MAIL

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