is an email service provided by Microsoft which is used by both
individuals as well as business for sending and receiving emails for
communication purpose. Outlook was earlier called Hotmail and after
Microsoft acquired it in 1997, it was then renamed as Outlook. Since
then Outlook has come a long way making it one of the most popular
email communication service. It is constantly ranked as top 3 email
services for business thanks to its numerous features provided for
end to end security for emails that contains encryption algorithms
for safely sending data across networks.
of such features is blocking the attachments. Sometimes when you
receive an e-mail in Outlook that which has an attachment, you might
see the message written below at the top of the email
blocked access to the following potentially unsafe attachments
has been included in all versions of Outlook to enhance the security
provided by Microsoft in email communication. This is helpful but it
may sometime not allow you to see the attachments you want.
counter it, following options can be chosen to see the blocked
Open the content in File share: There are numerous File share apps
and services available over the internet which allow any kind of
files to open. You can open your attachment in a file share
environment which will be accessible to you.
Change the extension: When you are trying to attach a file with a
particular extension say .exe, Outlook automatically considers it to
be a threat as .exe files could be a software program meant for virus
attack. In order to attach your file, just change the extension to
some other name and then attach.
Attach zipped files: Instead of attaching individual files of
different extension and large size, you may want to put all the
attachments in a folder and then zip it. Then you attach the zip file
so that outlook will look at the zipped file once and scan it
accordingly. This will allow outlook to attach the file regardless of
the extensions of individual contents of the zipped folder.
case of any technical assistance, you can contact Outlook tech
support. You can also contact Outlook phone number to get in touch
with customer service for any issues