Problems with AOL

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    I am having a problem with file attachments that I receive from an AOL sender. I can't open them. I am running win. XP and use outlook for my e-mail.
    Anyone else that sends me e-mail with attachments I get with no problem. Any ideas?
     
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    need a bit more info.

    what mail client are you using?

    whats the file attachment?

    do you have admin rights on the computer you are using?
     
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    I had the same problem with emails from aol user's. I have windows ME. My mom had aol and every time she would send me something with an attachment I could'nt open it. My solution I had my mom switch to earthlink. no more problems! AOL sucks!!!
     
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    Hey DK,
    I do have admin. rights on my computer. This is just a home based pc. I use optonline as my isp. It seems that any attachment I get from an aol user I can't open. This same thing happens to a friend of mine that uses the same isp as me and outlook express for his mail. It is a mutual friend of ours that sends us mail using aol.
    Thanks for responding.
     
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    Ok, most likely its the cause of the aol mail application. It's always been a piece of crap and probably always will be. It hasn't changed much since I used to support version 3 and 4.
     
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    Aol sucked ten years ago and still sucks today. I don't like even saying "AOL". I got rid of AOL as soon as other isp's became available.
    Thanks for your help. I will try to convince my friend to switch to optonline but he is so tight you can stuff a piece of coal up his ass and in two weeks you'll have a dimond.
     
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    I never used AOL. I used a local ISP that eventually sold to Earthlink. :D

    Go here to see the truth about AOL. WARNING!!! Foul Language. Send away the kiddies.
     
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    Outlook doesnt let me open attachments with exe. files attached. I guess it is a security measure. Are the attachments perchance exe. files?
     
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    Nope. Just any attachment from aol. By the way, .exe files are the MOST dangerous to open if you don't know who they came from. Be very cautious.
     
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    Yeah, get rid of AOL and go Optimum!!!!! :p:
     

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