If so, ask your friend to re-send the picture to that email address.
My friend sent me an email with a pic of her attached (a simple .jpg file) and hotmail wont allow me to view the pic, nor save it as it thinks the attachment has a virus. i know for a fact it doesnt have a virus as this has happened before when i have attempted to view simple attachments and been informed they are carrying a virus, only to be able to view the very same email sucessfully at a later stage. does anyone know how to solve this? p.s it's doing the same with .pps files.