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I am trying to open win zip attachments on my email and they just blink on and off the screen and are unable...a warnig tells me that I don't have the correct application to open the file or it is unsuported or something like that. I am running outlook 2007.

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Instead of using winzip, download and install 7zip, it's much easier and let bloated than winzip.

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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. :))

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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. :))

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Can someone tell me the steps to send a group of pictures as an attachment to an e-mail. I'm not good at the computer. Any help would be appreciated.


The exact steps may vary slightly based on what program or website you are using as your email provider, however, I will try to give you a general idea:

If you are going to send a lot of pictures at once, you might want to create a .zip file by putting them all in one folder, then right-clicking on that folder and clicking "Send to>>Compressed (zipped) folder". This will create a new, single file that has all of the images in it. This will make it easier to send.

Open your email and create a new message. Click the attachment button. Click browse, then select the zipped file on your computer (it will be wherever you created it, Desktop, My Documents, etc.). Click Add to email. Once you see the zipped file showing under attachments on your email, you are ready to send the email.

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Right click the file and extract all,most likely if it has an attachment its a .zip file and it needs to be extracted to associate itself with the proper program.This is one of many solutions ,would need more details to tell you anymore such as operating system,email client,web browser, etc.If the file you are trying to open is a .pps file,for example, then you would need to download the power point viewer to view it,power point is not a default program on windows operating systems.Check and see what the extension is on the file eg.(such as).exe,.zip,.jpg,etc.ok hope this helps good luck

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Unable to receive emails from certain contacts


I'm assuming that "send" should be "receive" because you most definitely can send attachments from a Hotmail account, no matter what type, as we'll see in a second.
There are two solutions, neither of them pretty:
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    Heck, just renaming the file is enough. Have the sender rename the .exe file into a .txt file and send that as an attachment. You'll be able to download it, and then rename it back to a .exe.
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Hi helpmebob, It all depends how the attachments are sent and recieved. If the attachments are Zipped or WinRar then you have to have the appropriate program Software to open them. Good Luck.

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Did you send it?


It should be in your email inbox by now.
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