[dba-Tech] Puzzling Attachments

Peter Brawley peter.brawley at earthlink.net
Sun Nov 13 21:39:27 CST 2005

My email client is Thunderbird 1.0. After using a utility I found at 
http://www.biblet.freeserve.co.uk/, I could see the picture.

According to http://www.gpc.edu/~jbenson/resource/winmail.htm, many 
email clients fail to properly process attachments sent by MS Outlook or 
Exchange Server. What a surprise. There is a M$ Exchange sender's how-to 
for avoiding this problem at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q138053/, 
one for Outlook 2000 at 
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q196784, another 
for Outlook at http://www.pchell.com/support/winmaildat.shtml, another 
fr Outlook | Express at 



Arthur Fuller wrote:

>I have tried to send pics to various friends, whose various email clients,
>and I'm not sure who uses which. But several friends have replied that the
>JPGs I send arrive as files called winmail.dat rather than Myfile.JPG. I
>have no idea how to fix this issue, nor even an idea which email clients
>create winmail.dat. I think hotmail is one of the guilty parties, but I
>could be wrong about that.
>Anyone know which clients create the attachment named winmail.dat? Is it
>exactly the same attachment (JPG) that I sent? In that case a simple rename
>would fix the issue. But I don't know.
>What if I archive the JPG first? Presumably the result would still be named
>winmail.dat, but it might be the archive file as it was sent.
>Any suggestions?
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