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Windows Mail is giving me problems

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by caminator, Aug 21, 2007.

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  1. caminator

    caminator Thread Starter

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    Hello all,

    I used to use incredimail until I got a new computer with Vista on it. I installed incredimail, and used it (kind of) until I found out it wasn't compatible with Vista, and then uninstalled. I switched over to Windows Mail and have a question.

    First off, I HATE IT. I know im a nerd, but I love all the little icons and themes that incredimail has...and windows mail appears to have none of. Well...to the question...

    I set up my account, and email works just fine, but there is a problem with attachments. I can receive (for instance) a pdf and save it to my computer. If I open it from its saved location, it opens up perfectly. If I click on the attachment in my email and try to open it that way, I get an error that states something like "there is no file extension set for that file. Please go into control panel and set one."

    I know there is a file extension set, because I went into control panel and checked, but it has the acrobat reader icon for the file, and I can open it pefectly if it is saved to my desktop.

    Does anyone have an idea why I can open the pdf files perfectly as long as it is saved to the computer, but if I try to open it from Windows Mail, it gives me that file extension error?

    Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
     
  2. masterjim

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    It has something to do with Vista's tight security. With XP, I can open PDF files either way.
     
  3. caminator

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    Is there something that can be done about it? I find it a little hard to believe it has something to do with Vista and the security. I would think they would have it ask if you really want to open it or not if it was....but you never know with MS.
     
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