Do you ever have the need to exchange .exe or .mdb or other "unsafe" files over email and find that the built-in security within Outlook 2002 (XP) doesn't allow you to open them? You end up getting a warning within the title of your email that says "Outlook blocked access to the following potentially unsafe attachments: test.mdb."

While I don't advocate doing this for the rest of your organization, and I know you won't, being able to take control of your security settings makes it easier for many of us - admins and experienced computer users.

To do this, a tweak to the registry is needed -

Run Regedt32 (or regedit) and go to:


Under that key, add a new value name called Level1Remove with data type REG_SZ. In the string editor, put in the extensions you want NOT to be blocked separated by a semicolon (;). e.g.


outlook express: backup

files are in:
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{7D93BA21-0B53-4BB1-95CC-5EF3450D47EA}\Microsoft\Outlook Express
ending with .dbx

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