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#60059 - 02/21/05 03:48 PM Re: ANNOUNCEMENT FOR “HOW DO I DO THAT” OWNERS WITH KN7000.
technicsplayer Offline
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Registered: 01/17/02
Posts: 3319
I have SP2 and have mailed it to myself with no problems, so it is probably a function of security settings rather than SP2 per se. If you have problems ask for the Mac version which is a simple zip which you have to copy yourself (oh! the effort). Zealous security methods now block exes because they can be viruses, but in doing so prevent you getting the things you want to get also

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#60060 - 02/21/05 04:26 PM Re: ANNOUNCEMENT FOR “HOW DO I DO THAT” OWNERS WITH KN7000.
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Just installed SP2, with problems recognizing 3 yr old printers. No pictures with messages and what ever I will find next.

Can understand the no pictures, with some of the porno we receive from un-invited mail and they have a tool bar to receive.

Microsoft should be thinking about us old dudes that do not have the computer knowlege to correct problems caused by new changes that are no problem to the youngsters in school today. No money there.

Will suffer for a while and if I cannot repair, will return, by way of, back-up
to Win XP. Don't know about you other oldee's, but I prefer Win 98SE.

So happy the 7000 is not as complicted as the dag gum computers.

Fran in Florida

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#60061 - 02/22/05 06:24 AM Re: ANNOUNCEMENT FOR “HOW DO I DO THAT” OWNERS WITH KN7000.
lahawk Offline
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Registered: 06/28/01
Posts: 2198
Loc: Lehigh Valley, Pa.
Fran,

If your using Outlook Express, this was a security addition with SP2
If you want to change it...

When Outlook Express is open
> click Tools
> click Options
> click Security
> Under Download Images > Untick > Block Images and other external content in HTML content.

Close and re-open Outlook Express. If you have pics in your email, you should now be able to view them.

As far as blocked files goes...It is the new security settings in SP2

Alec,
The new security settings in SP2 only applies to files sent from someone else'scomputer. Sending yourself files can't harm you. It is when potentially harmfull files (Microsoft's words, not mine), are sent to a different computer that is set up with this default SP2 security setting, the recieving computer will block these files.

Frustrating? Yes. Security can be frustrating...been to an airport latley?
Is it overkill..IMO...yes, I believe SP2 went overboard in it's security. But a few adjustments in your security settings will allow you to change it, and then we can recieve these safe files from Alec. But then again, I think the Patriot Act went ..ahh nevermind, that's another story.

However, if you make these changes in your security settings, this will mean that you will have to use your own good discression when opening any file.
Therefore, it may be better if you just leave the security settings as they are, and if you know the person who sent the file, you just need to Right Click the file and check unblock...easy enough.

More on Unblocked Files/Security Settings in SP2:

From Microsoft:
Configuring Blocked File Extensions
Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services provides the ability to restrict certain kinds of files from being uploaded or retrieved, based on the file extension. For example, a file with the .exe file extension could potentially contain code that runs on client computers when it is downloaded. Because it has the .exe file extension, the file can be run on demand when it is downloaded. If files with the .exe file extension are blocked, users can neither upload nor download a file with the .exe extension, and potentially dangerous content in the .exe file cannot be downloaded. This feature does not prevent all exploits based on file types, nor is it designed to do so.

By default, several standard file extensions are blocked, including any file extensions that are treated as executable files by Windows Explorer.

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Add or remove a file type from the list of blocked file extensions

1.
Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click SharePoint Central Administration.

2.
On the SharePoint Central Administration page, under Security Configuration, click Manage blocked file types.

3.
On the Manage List of Blocked File Types page, perform one of the following actions:

• To add a file type, click in the list and type the extension.

• To delete a file type, delete the file extension from the list.


4.
Click OK.

(Or unblock the folder as I described above.)

Microsoft Article Link: http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/wss/2/all/adminguide/en-us/stse12.mspx

Sometimes too much security is not a good thing.

Larry Hawk
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Larry

" Always Do Whatever's Next "

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#60062 - 02/22/05 06:56 AM Re: ANNOUNCEMENT FOR “HOW DO I DO THAT” OWNERS WITH KN7000.
Pynbaul Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/19/02
Posts: 15
Alec - I want a copy of the How Do I Do That publication. Where can I buy it and for how much?

Thanks,
Steven G.

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#60063 - 02/22/05 07:08 AM Re: ANNOUNCEMENT FOR “HOW DO I DO THAT” OWNERS WITH KN7000.
Joan Offline
Member

Registered: 01/30/03
Posts: 550
Loc: Hampshire U.K.
Hi Larry - Thank you for your detailed explanation of SP2 and its security protection etc., I think your explanation deserves to also have a separate stand alone topic.

I agree with Fran - it sure gets frustrating when things don't work out, especially when to all intents and purposes its because we are trying something which is supposed to be safer, simpler and better.

We definately need a hand coming out of the PC and pointing to the relative keys to press, I would even put up with it telling me "Press this B**** key you idiot!!!

My next door neighbours have been dog/house-sitting for their son and family whilst they went on holiday. They came back after a week and said they had been totally overwhelmed by the latest technology and know-how needed to even use the electric cooker and latest gadgets!

Joan

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#60064 - 02/22/05 07:17 AM Re: ANNOUNCEMENT FOR “HOW DO I DO THAT” OWNERS WITH KN7000.
technicsplayer Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 01/17/02
Posts: 3319
Quote:
Originally posted by lahawk:
Alec,
The new security settings in SP2 only applies to files sent from [b]someone else's
computer. [/B]


I have several laptops and thus send it to myself from a different non-wireless networked laptop using a completely different isp account, thus indistinguishable from someone else's computer, but I have my security settings optimised.

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#60065 - 02/22/05 07:45 AM Re: ANNOUNCEMENT FOR “HOW DO I DO THAT” OWNERS WITH KN7000.
technicsplayer Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 01/17/02
Posts: 3319
Quote:
Originally posted by Pynbaul:
Alec - I want a copy of the How Do I Do That publication. Where can I buy it and for how much?

Thanks,
Steven G.


mail Walt Tenay at keybstud@sc.rr.com for current info and a slideshow to play on your KN with content details

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