Attachments gone awry

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xxltall

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Recently I corrupted my XP system. I had to have some unbackedup data recovered from my hard drive and the system restored. I reinstalled all my applications and resumed playing an e-mail chess game via Webmail. Previously, when I or my opponent clicked Open to open an attachment, we would be prompted to save or open the attachment. Now the attachment opens without prompting and reveals a move list without the chessboard graphic. This is not what we want -- we want to save the attachment and later open the file with a special chess application.

The problem is not limited to chessplaying. I've sent test e-mail to myself with simple text file attachments. They are displayed inline, without even a prompt to open or save. Somewhere a setting has redirected how my e-mail attachments are handled. It's not in the Webmail settings, it's in XP. Does anyone know where this setting is so that I can change it?
 

xxltall

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Thanks, Savvy, but the problem does not appear to be security- related. My wife has a machine that runs Windows 98. It handles attachments the way I like, yet its Security settings (under Internet Options) are identical to the settings on my XP machine.
 

xxltall

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Thanks again, SavvyLady. I use Onebox, a brand of Webmail. No blocking or filtering is active on the e-mail I receive, and no other security options are available. It's a mystery.
 
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I went to bed thinking about this one & for the life of me can not recall how you change that setting......
Maybe someone else can!


Savvy :)
 

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Hi Ken,

Are you sure there's not some setting in your onebox account, under options or user preferences that needs to be reset?

In any event, I think I'll move this to the email/internet forum where you may get some better responses.
 
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