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09-09-2002, 07:47 AM
Do you know if there is any movie format that can convert the flash file into a Windows Media Player or an Mpeg file suitable for emailing?

The reason for asking this is that we have produced a flash email to send out to prospective customers, and we have now learnt that many companies' network computers in the UK have had their active 'X' components turned off so that they cannot see flash files. This has been done deliberately by their IT departments because they are scared about people 'hacking' into their system - so they're turning everything off. They cannot view 'flash' web sites either. Is there any way around this?

09-09-2002, 07:39 PM
Wow! That's screwed up.
They are just blocking anything that invokes an Active X control? Are you sure?
Do you have any more information on this?


09-10-2002, 06:36 AM
Many large companies here in the UK have IT departments that are petrified by the news that hackers can get into their network system via the 'active X' components because by allowing active X and flash to work they are bypassing the firewalls and inviting people into their system by saying "Yes show me what you've got."

This security problem surfaced about 6 to 8 months ago when hackers started causing problems in various networks, changing home pages such as Yahoo etc to various porn sites and the like! The only way around this was to turn the active X controls off.