can't open .exe file attachment in Outlook

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tbgillespie

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I want to open a ".exe" file attachment in Microsoft Outlook 2002 (not Outlook Express).
I have already tried what was suggested to a similar question on the web site: Go to:
Tools, Options, Security, and then deselect the radio button that
talks about attachments and viruses. However, I do NOT have a choice
like that. I went to the Microsoft web site and they said that I should
edit the registry. I followed their instructions and that didn't work.
 
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First thing's first.
Never ask microsoft for help, they hardly ever help, rather waste your time.

Why the heck would u like 2 recieve .exe files? Very dangerious.

Well, I suspect you either send them 2 yourself, or from somebody you know very well.

Well, there is a thing, which I think should work. Before attaching the file, rename its extension to .txt and then just rename it to .exe again when you recieve it.

Make sure you have show extensions in tools>folder options enabled.

So say, a file

rabbit.exe
rename to
rabbit.txt
then change to .exe again.

Tellme if this works too.
 
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