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How do I allow Active X control


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jen147

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There are several animated stationary/backdrops I want to download for outlook express emails from about.com. I did go ahead and download them, but most will not work the way they were intended, or won't let me "send" them out because of the Active X.

Is there something I can change in security settings, or is it too risky?
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Outlook Express settings security wise use the same ones that Internet Explorer uses for internet access.

Therefore if you don't allow ActiveX controls to run in Internet Explorer when its connected to the internet, they won't run in Outlook Express either/

Having said this, ActiveX technology is often used for malicious purposes and general annoyance, as is sending email using HTML, plus of course if your recipient isnt using Outlook Express they won't see the animation anyway.
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plus..it will probably increase the mail size...which could end up being annoying..
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Good point guys!! I hadn't considered those things. Thanks for the info!
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