Most email applications today are configured with default security settings that disable "ActiveX" content, which includes Flash animations such as the one that is a part of the email you have just received. If you wish to change your email security settings so that you are able to view this kind of content right in your email messages, the following information will explain how to do that for the most popular email applications in use today.
Pleae bear in mind that, while making these kinds of changes do not typically present a security risk for most people, you will be changing your settings in a way that COULD expose you to greater risk, so you may want to consult with your IT Dept. before making such a change. If you don't find your email application below, the instructions given should still give a good starting point for working with your particular program - just look for some combination of options/preferences menus and security tabs to find the area where you can make the necessary changes.
There are two options to change your security settings in Microsoft Outlook.
The first option is to set Outlook as an "Internet Zone" instead of a "Restricted Zone" similar to Outlook Experess.
The second method is to change your Internet settings by customizing the "Zone Settings."
It is possible that disabling Active X, Java, and Scripting options in your Microsoft Outlook e-mail client will cause certain e-mails not to open properly. As some non-malicious e-mails may be sent with these options enabled you will need to use discretion when disabling these items.
Similar to Outlook, there are two options to change your security settings in Outlook Express.
One way is to make Outlook Express an "Internet Zone" instead of a "Restricted Zone".
The second way is by changing your Internet settings. This is done by disabling Java and Active X.
Netscape or Mozilla Mail
There a couple of ways to change your Netscape Mail client settings.
The first is to change some settings in the Privacy & Security menu.
The second way to secure Netscape Mail is by disabling Scripts and Plugins.
For more information on changing internet security settings on a Windows machine using Internet Explorer, click here: