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emailing a database application

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Kieran the Fish, Nov 3, 2005.

  1. Kieran the Fish

    Kieran the Fish
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    Hi

    Odd one probably. I want to email a small database application including
    backgroudn data to a colleague but they can not open it despite having MS
    Access on their machine. The software packages appear to be compatible.

    Am I missing something, a hidden security file or something?

    Thanks
     
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  3. Brendan Reynolds

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    Did you attach the MDB to the e-mail without zipping it? By default, both
    Outlook and Outlook Express will block attached MDBs as potentially
    dangerous file types. The easy solution is to zip the MDB first - ZIP files
    are not blocked.

    If that's not it, you may need to provide more information, such as what
    happens when your colleague tries to open the MDB - is there an error
    message?

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    Brendan Reynolds

    "Kieran the Fish" <KierantheFish@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F81FDF78-5B88-4A1B-A80D-578D6AC906F0@microsoft.com...
    > Hi
    >
    > Odd one probably. I want to email a small database application including
    > backgroudn data to a colleague but they can not open it despite having MS
    > Access on their machine. The software packages appear to be compatible.
    >
    > Am I missing something, a hidden security file or something?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >
     
  4. Kieran the Fish

    Kieran the Fish
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    > Did you attach the MDB to the e-mail without zipping it?


    No, I will check but I do not suspect that this was the problem as she felt
    that she could not "open" the application rather than not receiving it. The
    colleague is down the country, not on a network etc.

    > If that's not it, you may need to provide more information, such as what
    > happens when your colleague tries to open the MDB - is there an error
    > message?


    Yeah, good point. That is not available as I am dealing with someone who,
    whilst they are quite IT literate, well, they're an accountant! ;-) jk
    before I get flamed.

    I will check and if the zip does not work, I'll be back!

    Thanks m8


    > --
    > Brendan Reynolds
    >
    > "Kieran the Fish" <KierantheFish@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:F81FDF78-5B88-4A1B-A80D-578D6AC906F0@microsoft.com...
    > > Hi
    > >
    > > Odd one probably. I want to email a small database application including
    > > backgroudn data to a colleague but they can not open it despite having MS
    > > Access on their machine. The software packages appear to be compatible.
    > >
    > > Am I missing something, a hidden security file or something?
    > >
    > > Thanks
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    >
     
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