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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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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

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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.


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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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