|"In regards to me googling questions., I don't want to have to keep giving my system specs, etc. every time I ask a question"|
Since when do you have to give your system specs when using google? All you had to do was enter, "OE removed access to the following unsafe attachments". Like this:
The 1st hit on the list is what I posted in my other response.
"My Mom has thunderbird with her Vista"
Not sure what Vista has to do with anything. Thunderbird is not a Microsoft product, it's an open source (free) e-mail client similar to Outlook Express. It didn't come with Vista so someone must have installed it for her.
"A program called windows or microsoft office or something opens it but the page has no way I can see of being printed or even copied so I can paste it somewhere. It's a program that has a free trial period that has run out but it still opened the attachment"
Dump the trial version of MS Office & replace it with another open source application, OpenOffice:
There's very little reason to pay for ANY software anymore.