How do I change my settings so that email attachments don’t save to my PC?

by on February 19, 2010

Q: How do I change my settings so that email attachments don’t save to my PC?


8 Responses to “How do I change my settings so that email attachments don’t save to my PC?”
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    What e-mail client software and version are you using? Also what anti-virus software are you using?

     
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    Email is through Nexicom, Vista, and Norton. Is there a way to change my settings?

     
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    Thanks, what software program do you open to view your e-mail? For example, do you use Outlook Express or Thunderbird? Or do you view your e-mail on a web-page inside your browser (example: Internet Explorer or Firefox)?

     
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      I use both Outlook Express and Internet Explorer. When I go into my hotmail account, I don’t have an open to open an attachment (eg, PowerPoint, Excel). The only option is to save.

       
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        Sorry I meant “I don’t have an option to open …”

         
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    Do you go to http://mail.nexicom.net/ to view your e-mail?

     
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    Picked as best answer

    I’m going to suggest you just save and then open. The ‘open’ option you’re familiar with still save the file to the harddrive, just a temporary location. So if you’re worried about viruses in the attachments or something there really isn’t any different between save and open.

     
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    Scratch that, looks like this is a specific issue with hotmail.

    “this issue happens if you did not enable the feature of Windows Live Hotmail to remember your e-mail address and password upon sign in. To resolve this issue, I suggest that you enable the “Remember me on this computer” or “Remember my password” feature on the Windows Live Hotmail Sign In page. Just make sure that you’re the only person using your computer.”

    Source:http://windowslivehelp.com/community/t/4536.aspx