Some attachments are not blocked by the Outlook E-mail Security update in Outlook 2000

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SYMPTOMS

When you use the Microsoft Outlook E-mail Security update, Outlook blocks access to potentially unsafe file attachments. Microsoft Access uses potentially unsafe files with the extensions .mda and .mdz, but these extensions are not blocked by the security update.

CAUSE

This behavior occurs because both the .mda and .mdz file extension are not included in the internal list of potentially unsafe attachment types.

RESOLUTION

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language. The English-language version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   File name     Date       Version       Size       
   ---------------------------------------------------
   Outllibr.dll  8/24/2000  9.00.00.4423  1,675,315  
   Outllib.dll   8/24/2000  9.00.00.4423  5,324,850  				
				

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information about the Outlook Email Security Update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
262631 nformation about the Outlook E-mail Security update

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Article ID: 273507 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 1.5
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Outlook 2000 Service Pack 1
Keywords: 
kbnosurvey kbarchive kbautohotfix kbhotfixserver kbsecurity kbbug kbfix kboffice2000presr2fix kbqfe KB273507

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