From: Rod on 28 Feb 2010 15:08
Is there a way to block all attachments from individual senders?
(Outlook 2007, Win 7)
From: VanguardLH on 28 Feb 2010 16:24
> 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.
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
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.