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Windows 7: Windows Live Mail removing attached photos - why?

28 Aug 2014   #1
Grandad99

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Windows Live Mail removing attached photos - why?

Sending photos that I have taken as small sized jpegs the message is not sent - my "sent" copy shows the attachment icons in red with a message that the attachments are of a file type that is considered dangerous and the file has been deactivated.

There is a help link but why does this happen - what makes my own photos potentially dangerous?


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28 Aug 2014   #2
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Hello Grandad99,

Can you try the fix in this link and see if that helps?

What do I do if I can't download my attachments in Windows Live Mail? - Windows Help
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28 Aug 2014   #3
Grandad99

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks Gator,

That's the help link that I found but it contains the warning "Turning this off may leave your computer at risk from viruses and isn't recommended."

I'm sending, not receiving, and wonder what makes my photos potentially dangerous.
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28 Aug 2014   #4
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Grandad99 View Post
Thanks Gator,

That's the help link that I found but it contains the warning "Turning this off may leave your computer at risk from viruses and isn't recommended."

I'm sending, not receiving, and wonder what makes my photos potentially dangerous.
Oops.. I gave you the wrong link. That will not help, Im trying to find you a better one now.

In the meantime, does this happen on all browsers and have you tried other file types??
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29 Aug 2014   #5
scottls59901

Windows 7 Pro (32)
 
 

WLM was sooo buggy/slow, that I finally went to Windows Live (Hotmail)- It has a better folder structure than Gmail/Yahoo.
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31 Aug 2014   #6
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

This is not an uncommon problem. Both .jpg (.jpeg) and .gif are NOT on the dangerous list, but people often have this issue. Always the suggested "fix" I see is to disable that setting in the link Gator provided. It is a fault of WLM, and I have yet to see a proper explanation, or fix. A Guy
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02 Sep 2014   #7
Grandad99

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks everyone - I've used the fix and can now send photos
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