Outlook Express: Checking outgoing attachments
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Textklick  Identity Verified
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Apr 23, 2006

Hi all,

For years, I have faithfully opened all outgoing work prior to pressing 'Send', just to be on the safe side.

Suddenly, they won't open.

(Outlook Exress 6, Win XP SP2.)

Has anyone else experienced this and/or knows how to give the computer an appropriate kick?

TIA
Chris


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xxxtlmurray
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But what happens? Apr 23, 2006

Nothing at all? An error message?

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Zilch Apr 23, 2006

tlmurray wrote:

Nothing at all? An error message?


Thanks for your reply.

If I click on the attached file icon in the mail that's ready to send then nothing happens. No error message, no rude Microsoft alarm noises. Just zilch (or 'bugger all' as we say over here).

Cheers
Chris

[Edited at 2006-04-23 17:15]


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Harry Bornemann  Identity Verified
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Safety settings in OE or IE? Apr 23, 2006

I would blame it on SP2 and/or automatic upgrades (but maybe this is only a prejudice).

Or maybe an unregistered file extension of the attachement?

And you are aware that you have to double-click it, not just click?

And of course you have tried Bill's universal remedy (restart the computer)?


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Don't think so, Harry Apr 23, 2006

Harry Bornemann wrote:

I would blame it on SP2 and/or automatic upgrades (but maybe this is only a prejudice).



Prejudice?

Or maybe an unregistered file extension of the attachment?

So far: *.doc, *.ppt, *.pdf *.jpg to name a few.....

And you are aware that you have to double-click it, not just click?

I've tried single, double, and higher

And of course you have tried Bill's universal remedy (restart the computer)?

Soft reboot, hard reboot. Nix.

Thanks, though, duckie


Cheers,
Microfrusti

P.S. The bold fonts are not intended to express aggression

[Edited at 2006-04-23 20:40]


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Harry Bornemann  Identity Verified
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Another blind shot.. Apr 23, 2006

Maybe reinstalling OE 6 could help?

Cheers,
Harry


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Aha Apr 24, 2006

Harry Bornemann wrote:

Maybe reinstalling OE 6 could help?

Cheers,
Harry


Thanks again Harry,

I should have remembered that option. I'll give it a whirl.

Cheers
Chris


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Dual monitor shenanigans Apr 26, 2006

I got there.

It stopped of its own volition!

I did notice in between times that opening the mail window in the left monitor opened up an 'Open..etc.) box at the lower right of the right monitor.. (Oh, the tedium of moving one's head...)

But now, the attachment icons are working directly with a single left click on both monitors.

How strange.

Maybe there are just some of us who should not be allowed near working machinery

Cheers guys.
Chris


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Edited for further confusion Apr 26, 2006

Textklick wrote:

I got there.

It stopped of its own volition!

I did notice in between times that opening the mail window in the left monitor by right-clicking the attachment icon, opened up an 'Open..etc.) box at the lower right of the right monitor.. (Oh, the tedium of moving one's head...)

But now, the attachment icons are working directly with a single left click on both monitors.

How strange.

Maybe there are just some of us who should not be allowed near working machinery

Cheers guys.
Chris


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Harry Bornemann  Identity Verified
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Do you have any games installed? Apr 26, 2006

I had a similar experience with my FXdirect client and the Unreal Tournament online game: I have to avoid opening them in the same windows session.

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Games? Apr 26, 2006

Harry Bornemann wrote:

I had a similar experience with my FXdirect client and the Unreal Tournament online game: I have to avoid opening them in the same windows session.


Don't do them any more. Sure, I once landed a Cessna on an aircraft carrier with Flight Sim after a mere 10 approaches, but - having learned that every aircraft landing is in fact a controlled crash - I became a bad passenger and decided not to steal Tom Cruise's thunder after all.

Seriously though, I expect it's to do with the dual-monitor aspect. It does have its quirks (e.g. some applications won't open in stereo [e.g. Excel]).

Chris


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