Users, Webmail, Editing Attachments and Losing Work
I imagine this will be a familiar refrain to many of you here, but we're finally getting sick of it.
Every day someone will, without fail, email some work in to themselves, open the attachment from their Webmail, spend an hour working on it then click Save and log off. The file is lurking in temporary internet files on the local machine and sometimes can be recovered, sometimes cannot, but always wastes our time. No matter how much we tell people to Save As, or Save from webmail in the first place, they never learn the lesson until they've done it wrong once, and I don't have the patience to fix & explain it 1200 times.
I've had a look through the Word GPO options and there's no way of setting files in location X (e.g. temp internet files) to be forced to stay in protected mode or otherwise made uneditable, which would be my preferred option. I've had a look at the IE options and there's no way of forcing all files of type *.docx (etc.) to be downloaded instead of opened, which would also work, although it would interfere with the VLE - but perhaps that's the lesser of two evils. I might be able to do it with reg keys and GPP but if I can avoid the annoyance with the VLE, I'd like to.
So has anyone ever come across a way of preventing this happening? Bonus marks if you can tell me a way of doing it with Outlook as well, as staff are equally as culpable as students here.