Block attachments from specific senders

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Is there a way to block all attachments from individual senders?

(Outlook 2007, Win 7)

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Rod
 
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Rod wrote:


> Is there a way to block all attachments from individual senders?

> (Outlook 2007, Win 7)


You block e-mails, not attachments. Attachments don't float out in the

cyber ether somewhere separate of the e-mail. Attachments are *in* the body

of the e-mail. You get the e-mail or you don't along with whatever is

inside of it. A VBA macro could be written that would check the sender of

an e-mail (you could need a separate list maintained somewhere or use a

special contact-type folder for that list of senders) and strip out the

attachment but that doesn't alter that you must first *receive* the entire

e-mail (with the attachments inside) before you can strip anything from it.

http://www.mapilab.com/outlook/attachments_processor/

This is one example of many macros that have been written up for use in

Outlook (some others are free but far less features). According to their

screenshot at:

http://www.mapilab.com/images/screenshots/attachments_processor/attachments-processor-for-outlook-4.gif

you can list specific senders. However, you will still have to waste the

disk space in your mailbox quota to store the e-mail with the attachment,

the bandwidth to download the e-mail with the attachment, and the disk space

in your Outlook message store for the received e-mail with the attachment

BEFORE you can start stripping anything out of it.

If you don't want to waste the bandwidth to download large e-mails, you can

configure Outlook to not download messages that exceed some configured

threshold in size. That means you only get the headers for a matching

e-mail. You don't get any of its body. If you later decide to download

that large e-mail, you will have to manually mark it for download and then

manually download the marked items.
 
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