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It's a .php file, and he sent it as an attachment which I received on my mac through microsoft outlook. When I open up the file, I get this text message: "This attachment was removed because it contains data that could pose a security risk." How can I fix this?

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Really? Outlook for Mac? Microsoft probably wants to talk to you... – Jon Sep 11 '10 at 17:57
    
@Jon there is a version of the MS Office suite for Mac. The Outlook equivalent is named Entourage: microsoft.com/mac/products/Office2008/default.mspx – Pekka 웃 Sep 11 '10 at 18:32

Get your friend to rename it to a text file with a .txt extension, and re-send it again. In that way, Outlook will see a non-threatening attachment and let it through....

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or paste content directly into email body as plain text (same format, almost identical effect) – Matrix Mole Jun 29 '11 at 1:33

Have him send it in a password protected zip file

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Disable the safety feature in outlook.

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how can I do that? – Justin Meltzer Sep 11 '10 at 17:56
    
I don't use Outlook, just have a look in the settings. I remember a checkbox of some sort. – Femaref Sep 11 '10 at 18:13
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Why disable the safety feature?! – Zabba Sep 11 '10 at 18:35
    
why not? I don't see where it helps you if you are aware of the mails you get, and only open the files if they are from a source you know. – Femaref Sep 11 '10 at 18:37

I don't think it's possible MacOS.

Here is a good website that explains how to get around it in Windows (incase anyone is wondering).

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