Adding MS Office file attachements in Connections

Recently a customer of mine using Lotus Connections had an issue with attaching MS Office files to blog entries.  They had no problems attaching jpg, jpeg, gif, png, pdf files (or other non MS files).  Well here’s the solution.  You need to configure the WAS MIME settings.  Here are the steps you need to follow.

  1. Go to WAS admin console.
  2. Click on “Environment”
  3. Click on “Virtual host”
  4. Click on “default_host”
  5. Click on “MIME”
  6. Add the MS Office file extensions to the list

I’ve included a screenshot of where in the WAS admin console you need to make this change.