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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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....

  • or paste content directly into email body as plain text (same format, almost identical effect) Jun 29, 2011 at 1:33

Have him send it in a password protected zip file


Disable the safety feature in outlook.

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    how can I do that?
    – Justin Meltzer
    Sep 11, 2010 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, 2010 at 18:13
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    Why disable the safety feature?!
    – Zabba
    Sep 11, 2010 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, 2010 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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