That’s almost as important as knowing how long I could survive in the vacuum of space?
File this under “end of the day diversions”…
Today, one of the other programmers needed to send me some odd registry entries that were on his machine. So I asked him to export the registry settings to a .reg file from regedit and then and email me the .reg file. Outlook blocked the file attachment because the .reg file extension is on the Outlook equivalent of the “No Fly” list. Outlook has two levels of attachment security, Level 1 and Level 2. Level 2 attachments will prompt you to save the file to your hard disk. Level 1 attachments are blocked at the client by Outlook and can not be accessed. The list of file types classified as Level 1 are listed here. It has the usual suspects and this include .reg files.
That’s annoying. I wanted that .reg file. Fortunately, you can white-list specific file types in the Level 1 list and allow access to them. I found the following instructions on the HowTo-Outlook web site at this page.
In my case, I just used “.reg” as the file extension. To go back to blocking the extensions, just remove or rename the Level1Remove string value from that registry key.
This isn’t that hard to do, but it’s a pain to have start and stop Outlook just to get the new settings to take affact. I can understand why the restart is required, it prevents malicious code from changing the setting without you being aware of some going on with Outlook.
From the The Hartford Courant:
…A motorist on Powder Forest Drive Friday morning noticed what looked like a whole chicken — the kind bought at grocery stores for roasting — with a pipe bomb stuffed inside, police said Monday.
When they arrived on the scene around 9 a.m. officers found the roaster had an improvised explosive device where the fowl’s innards should have been.
They closed the road for part of the morning as the Hartford Police Department’s bomb squad was called to detonate the device, police said.