Attachment Options Reviews

Recommended in E-Mail Clients: Utilities, PC Magazine, February 17, 2004


Recommended by Woody Leonhard of WOW (Woody's Office Watch

        Attachment Options review in WOW (Woody's Office Watch)


Al Gordon of The Naked PC says about Attachment Options:

"One of these days Microsoft may actually get the balance of functionality and security right in Outlook. For now though, the best you can do is mess with the various security settings hidden in Outlook 2002--and recently enhanced with the Office XP Service Pack 1.

And I do mean "hidden." Microsoft's solution to the problem was to provide Registry settings that you can add or remove to allow certain file attachment types to be blocked or permitted. Fortunately, because life is too short, Microsoft MVP consultant Ken Slovak has a better solution.

His Attachment Options ($10) Outlook COM add-in puts the settings process into a tab in the Outlook Options dialog--where they should have been in the first place. Version 1.5 incorporates the new SP-1 options to minimize Outlook to the system tray (of so-so value, in my opinion) and to display all email in Outlook as plain text (crucial in defending against macro viruses)." *

* January 17, 2002 - Vol. 5 No. 02

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