Windows 10: Windows Defender: does it scan email attachments

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  1. weggins Win User

    Windows Defender: does it scan email attachments


    Hi, I'm a newbie to tenforums, but old with Windows since the 90's. Hope you can give me a definitive answer to this question.

    I cannot find any evidence that WD has any interaction with email. In particular, you can no longer right-click on an email attachment to select "scan with ...".

    I have Win 10 Home, 64bit, v1909, email is Outlook ver 14.0.7237 (32bit).

    My Windows Security settings are currently:
    Real-time protection ON
    Cloud-delivered OFF
    Tamper protection ON
    Controlled Folder access OFF
    Exclusions - None


    Regards,
    Wes

    :)
     
    weggins, Dec 15, 2019
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  2. email attachments

    Hello Allan,

    To attach a document file on an email, you can follow the step given below:

    For Windows 10 Mobile:

    • Launch to File Explorer app.
    • Press and hold the file that you need to attach on the email, and select
      Share
      button.
    • Select Outlook Mail on the suggested applications.

    For Windows Phone 8.1:

    • Download and install
      Files
      app.
    • Launch Files app.
    • Tap and hold the document that you need to attach on the email, and select
      Share
      button.
    • Select the Mail app on the suggested applications.

    Feel free to post back if you have other queries.
     
    Timoteo IV Ofr, Dec 15, 2019
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  3. defender scans

    Hi Ian,

    Thanks for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    This issue might occur if you have set any task scheduler for Windows Defender.

    I suggest you to delete the task for Windows defender and check if it helps.

    Follow the below steps:


    • Search and open Schedule tasks.

    • In the left-hand menu, open the Task Scheduler Library, then select
      Microsoft >Windows >Windows Defender.

    • Double-click Windows Defender Scheduled Scan.

    • Select the Triggers panel, then select Delete.

    Hope it helps, reply to us with the status of your issue. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    Santosh_Rai, Dec 15, 2019
    #3
  4. Windows Defender: does it scan email attachments

    attaching scans to email

    In windows 10, both in outlook or msn email, I am unable to select an individual scan from the scans folder and attach it to an email. Also unable to name the scans. How can I attach? When I tried, I got a small picture of the scan to appear in the email,
    not an attachment icon.

    PS My options for posting are all frivolous categories - nothing on basic functions.
     
    ERICOLSEN_973, Dec 15, 2019
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