To change the Attachment Security Level in your Outlook Settings
Are you unable to view your email attachments? Having problems with the attachment security settings on your Outlook 2007?
Attachment security settings in your Outlook Settings
Now, if you are someone who receives frequent email messages with attachments, you will have noticed that sometimes the attachment security settings on your Outlook 2007 prevents you from saving or even opening the attachment on your computer.
This happens because the attachment security level on your Outlook settings has been set to high, and sometimes, even blocks the email attachments from showing on the account.
Now, what you can do in this case is simply change the Outlook settings for your email attachment security by launching the Outlook program with administrator credentials.
Here’s how you can do it.
How to change the attachment security level in your Outlook settings
To start with changing the attachment security level in your Outlook settings, first select the “Start” menu from your main windows desktop.
Click on the “Outlook” shortcut from the start menu and open it with the “Run as Administrator” option.
Now proceed to your Outlook settings by clicking on the “Continue” option. But if you are logged in using a limited account or one with administrative privileges, you will have to enter the correct username and password.
Now, click on the attachment for which you would like to make the changes on your Outlook settings.
You will now see an option given as “Always ask before opening this type of file”.
Note that this is the option that controls all your attachment security in your Outlook settings. And to make any changes in your attachment security level, you will have to make the changes with this option.
So remove the check on the “Always ask before opening this type of file” box to bring your attachment security level to minimum and then click “Ok”.
With these new changes to your Outlook settings, you can now view and read your Outlook emails along with all its attachments without any security interference.
Remove your .PST file password from Outlook Settings
A .PST file, as we all know, is where Outlook stores a lot of its data, including all our emails, contacts, tasks and calendar events for our account.
And since Outlook settings has no default security arrangement for the .PST file, a lot of users choose to protect it with a password.
But if you have a personal computer with no risks of having your data getting misused by someone else, you can make the necessary changes on your Outlook settings and get the .PST file password removed.
Here’s how you do it.
Removing your .PST file password from Outlook settings
Let us first start by opening your Outlook program.
Click on the “File” menu at the top of your Outlook toolbar from Outlook Settings and then select “Data File Management” to open “Account Settings”.
Depending on the number of Outlook accounts you have, the .PST files will get displayed accordingly. So select the .PST file for which you want to remove the password protection.
To continue with your Outlook settings, click on the “Settings” button on top of the listed .PST files to open the “Personal Folders” window and select the “Change Password” option.
Also, enter your current password into the “Old Password” text box and leave the next two text boxes blank.
Now to save these changes on your Outlook Settings hit “Ok” in both the “Change Password” and “Personal Folders” windows and get back to the “Account Settings” page to “Close”.
This will automatically remove your .PST password from Outlook Settings.
But in case you want to keep your .PST file password-protected yet avoid typing it in every time you open Outlook, you can follow the same Outlook Settings procedure and instead check the box beside “Save this password in your password list”.
Once these changes are made on your Outlook settings, you can very well carry on using your Outlook account without having to worry about your .PST password.