CodeTwo Attach Unblocker

Read and open blocked or disabled attachments

CodeTwo Attach Unblocker

CodeTwo Attach Unblocker allows for a fast and convenient configuration of Microsoft Outlook to unblock attachments blocked by Outlook by default (for example, .exe, .url, .reg files). The program is setup directly in Outlook, which ensures quick and easy editing.

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From Microsoft Office 2000 with Service Pack 2 version (E-mail Security Update) onwards, Outlook does not allow opening some attachment types due to the safety reasons. These attachments are considered to be potentially dangerous as they may contain viruses or can damage the system. A dangerous attachment can neither be opened nor saved on the hard disk. It will also be deleted while attempting to forward the message. Therefore, it is not possible to read such an attachment in Outlook. CodeTwo Attach Unblocker enables you to read all previously blocked attachments.

CodeTwo Attach Unblocker Main Window

Unblocking attachments

In order to choose the attachment types that should not be blocked, in Outlook 2007 and earlier versions, click on the Attach Unblocker button in the main toolbar; in Outlook 2010 and newer click on the Attach Unblocker button on the ribbon. In the text field, enter the file extension (the attachment type) you wish to unblock and click Add. The file extension will be added to the Unblocked attachments list and after restarting Outlook attachments of that type will no longer be blocked and you will be able to save them on your hard drive.

Outlook Unblocked Attachments

More than one type of attachment can be entered in one edit field by separating the types with a semicolon. The types are not case sensitive.

If unsafe attachments are blocked by Outlook, you cannot access them. Attachments cannot be viewed, opened, forwarded or saved to disk. You need to use CodeTwo Attach Unblocker to unblock and access attachments.

Outlook Blocked Attachments