Note: Attachment Options is for Microsoft® Outlook® 2000 SP3 or higher, Outlook 2002, Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007 only.
Attachment Options is a COM add-in for Outlook 2000 SP3 or higher, Outlook 2002, Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007 that provides a user interface for changing which file types are restricted as Level 1 attachments. Level 1 attachments are hidden by Outlook, and cannot be seen, saved or opened from Outlook items. Moving an attachment extension to Level 2 enables the user to see the attachment and to save it to the file system. The attachment saved to the file system can later be opened by the user.
Attachment Options 1.9.10 added some missing restricted attachments to the list for Outlook 2007 SP2.
Attachment Options 1.9.09 updated the restricted attachments list for Outlook 2007 SP2.
Attachment Options 1.9.08 updated the restricted attachments list per http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179163.aspx and http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938811.
Attachment Options 1.9.07 more compatible Windows theming for Vista, manifest files for Vista.
Attachment Options 1.9.06 adds .gadget extension for Outlook 2003 SP3 and Outlook 2007 SP1. Detection of Outlook 2003 SP3 and Outlook 2007 SP1.
Attachment Options 1.9.05 changes installation from [current user] to [all users] to avoid problems with installation on Vista systems.
Attachment Options 1.9.04 fixed a bug where .maw appeared twice and .mav did not appear. Updated the supported version information in the About dialog.
Attachment Options 1.9.03 added XNK file extension for Outlook 2007.
Attachment Options 1.9.02 added register and copyright marks for Microsoft® and Outlook® as requested by Microsoft.
Attachment Options 1.9.01 full compatibility with Outlook 2007.
Attachment Options 1.9.00 compatibility with versions of Outlook later than Outlook 2003.
Attachment Options 1.8.18 fixes bug in workaround for Outlook COM addin bug that removes need for AddInMon helper when a Note item is the last item opened before closing Outlook.
Attachment Options 1.8.17 adds workaround for Outlook COM addin bug that removes need for AddInMon helper. Also slightly revises the UI.
Attachment Options 1.8.16 adds additional file extensions restricted in Outlook 2003 SP1.
Attachment Options 1.8.15 adds additional file extensions restricted in Outlook 2002 SP3.
Attachment Options 1.8.14 adds even more compatibility with applications that use the Office anti-virus interface.
Attachment Options 1.8.13 adds additional compatibility with Outlook 2002 for applications that use the Office anti-virus interface.
Attachment Options 1.8.12 adds additional compatibility with applications that use the Office anti-virus interface.
Attachment Options 1.8.11 fixes problem with the first read of the Windows registry on some operating systems, and adds the .CER file extension added in Outlook 2003. Note: this attachment type is not restricted in any version of Outlook 2000 or Outlook 2002.
Attachment Options 1.8.10 fixes problem with vertical scrollbars not being visible.
Attachment Options 1.8.9 fixes problem with Outlook 2002 release version.
Attachment Options 1.8.8 changed listview control for greater compatibility with Windows XP.
Attachment Options 1.8.7 fixes a problem with detection of Outlook 2000 SP3 in certain cases.
Attachment Options 1.8.6 adds a custom action to the installer package to remove the AttOpt.Connect registry keys from the HKCU and HKLM hives on uninstallation. Also changes references for Outlook 11 to Outlook 2003 in the readme files.
Attachment Options 1.8.4 fixes a problem of the Attachment Options tab not being visible sometimes when Attachment Options is installed in "all users" mode.
Attachment Options 1.8.2 provides a signed installer and COM add-in code.
Attachment Options 1.8.1 recognizes the .PST file extension added in Office 2000 SP3 and Outlook 2003. Note: this attachment type is not restricted in any version of Outlook 2002.
Attachment Options 1.8 adds support for Outlook 2000 SP3 to our support of Outlook 2002 and Outlook 2003. The minimize to tray and read as plain text settings are not available for Outlook 2000 SP3.
Attachment Options 1.7 recognizes the .CSH and .KSH file extensions added in Office XP SP2 and works with Outlook 2003. The mimimize to tray setting is not available for Outlook 2003.
Attachment Options 1.6 recognizes the new extensions added in Office XP SP1 and Office XP SP2, and adds a user interface for two Outlook settings usually changeable only by editing the Windows registry. The minimize to tray setting allows Outlook to be minimized to the System Tray. The read as plain text setting (only for Outlook 2002 SP1 or SP2) causes all HTML messages received in Outlook to be read as plain text. The original HTML content is preserved, but invisible. This setting can help protect against various exploits used with HTML emails by viruses and worms.
To open the Attachment Options property page select the Tools menu, then select Options and go to the Attachment Security & Options tab.
Attachment Options Property Page for Outlook 2002 SP2
Attachment Options Property Page for Outlook 2000 SP3
Note: The ability to change which file types are Level 1 may not be available if the user is running with an Exchange server and the Exchange administrator does not allow users this option.
Warning: Changing a file from Level 1 to Level 2 can possibly expose attachments that contain viruses, worms or other malware. The user should exercise all precautions of safe computing, including but not limited to running antivirus software with current signature files, regular system and data backups and not opening unexpected or suspicious attachments. Slovak Technical Services, Inc. takes no responsibility for and warrants no actions any user of Attachment Options that might lead to virus infection or data corruption. More information about protecting Outlook from viruses, worms and other malware can be found at http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/antivirus.htm
Attachment Options is a shareware product. To support our efforts to provide useful tools at minimal cost to Outlook users please contribute if you like this product. Donations for Attachment Options are made at PayPal, and the suggested donation is US $10. Slovaktech thanks you for your donation and support. Only registered users will be provided support for Attachment Options.
If you prefer not to use an electronic payment medium, we accept personal and corporate checks made out to Slovak Technical Services, Inc. Please enclose your name and email address with any checks so you can be added to our database of registered users. Send all checks to: Slovak Technical Services, Inc., 2602 Amsden Road, Winter Park, FL 32792, USA.
Note: Attachment Options is for Outlook 2000 SP3 or higher, Outlook 2002, Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007 only.
The Attachment Options download is approximately 1.53 MB. After downloading the file AOsetup.exe run the setup program to extract and install Attachment Options. Further product information is provided in a readme.doc file that is placed in the Attachment Options installation folder.
Version 1.9.10 is now available for download.
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