Hello! Once again I turn to my very patient experts I use Windows XP and MS Office I get e-mails through AOL and hotmail. A client attached a file to. Email messages and attachments are converted to files. TECH May How to Prevent the File from Being Sent to Internet Users. Beat application/ms-tnef and Configure Outlook not to send mysterious attachments with your emails to confused recipients.

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Let’s try something much easier to. Sent from the same Outlook client a pdf – received successfully as pdf. Still excel files continue to be received as. This thread is locked. Vaya0 Created on January 24, Here is a KB article that explains what is happening: How to pry open a winmail. To open an embedded email image in Android, press and hold the image. Ed O’Daniel gave a nice reply to this. Did this solve your problem?

Thanks for marking this as the answer. You can help protect yourself from scammers by verifying that the contact is a Microsoft Agent or Microsoft Employee and that the phone number is an official Microsoft global customer service number. Is there a program for Google’s too-smart-for-me phone? Hope this helps you, Ellie.

This would basically be every e-mail client other than Outlook. Please try again now or at a later time.

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It’s printing now, with all of the charts and graphs I needed. Could you recommend any other troubleshooting steps?

My question is how I, as the recipient who does not use Outlook, can receive and OPEN an e-mail that originated in Outlook and is named winmail. A client attached a file to an e-mail he sent simultaneously to both my screen names to be sure I’d get it. I just purchased the Droid Razr, and I am unable to view photos already sent to me from Outlook rich or html – even in “plain text,” it needs to be an “attachment,” rather than an “inserted” photo.

Email messages and attachments are converted to winmail.dat files

Discussions cover types of Web browsers ranging from Mozilla FirefoxChrometo Windows Internet Explorerplug-ins, Latest e-mail providers ranging from G-mail to Yahoo mail, VoIP software, chat clients, fixing security issues, avoiding spam, toolbars, tabs, and anything related to Web applications. How do I open a winmail. Make sure the middle option is set to convert to HTML or plain text. Other than this, there’s not much you can do on your end to fix the problem, since it’s not your email program generating the problem.

Advertisements or commercial links. NT anotherusernameugh wanted embedded images. The recipient gets it as a winmail. The previous versions were bad, but at least the attachments were usable. How satisfied are you with this reply? Sorry this didn’t help. Peter Foldes, Nov 30, You’ll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments here.


I copy loud and clear! When they attempt to open this file, either it can’t be opened at all, or it contains “garbage” data.

Email messages and attachments are converted to files

I have the same question 8. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET’s great community. I cannot figure out how to open the winmail.

Track this discussion and email me when there are updates. I get e-mails through AOL and hotmail. If they don’t know how to do this, you can, of course, refer them to this document! Why all my attachments are received as winmail. Hold the Ctrl key when starting OL to force safe mode then re-test by sending an excel attachment to that individual with BCC to yourself. I appreciate your quick reply to my query!

You might be able to open it with this program www. You will get a pop-up option to either save or view the image. Here’s what he said: You are reporting the following post: Proffitt Forum moderator November 23, 4: