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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Excel attachment becomes winmail.dat in AOL

Sexually explicit or offensive language Spam: Advertisements or commercial links. I have the same question 8.

It’s possible that I misunderstood what I read, though How satisfied are you with this response? Very recently, people sending me e-mail – specifically Outlook mail users – have had their heretofore very processable attachments show up in my mail box as winmail.

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. This one tip will help you sleep better tonight A few seconds are all you need to get a better night’s rest. In both AOL and hotmail, the attachment is labeled: I had found Ed’s message earlier.


Could you recommend any other troubleshooting steps?

How to pry open a winmail.dat file

Please try again now or at a later time. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums–revealing personal information wwinmail.dat as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. Why all my attachments are received as winmail. Thanks for letting us know.

Thank you for any assistance you can give to me.

It seemed to relate to how to SEND an e-mail to a recipient Ed O’Daniel gave a nice reply to this. Turns out it had wiinmail.dat my winmail file back to the original PDF! GMail opened up the attached photo, just as it should, in spite of being from you-know-who’s Outlook. If they don’t know how to do this, you can, of course, refer them to this document!

Make sure the middle option is set to convert to HTML or plain text. You dinmail.dat follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff.


You might want to check which email clients is set as default on your computer. The most commonly used email client programs at GPC seem aoo be Microsoft Outlook and Netscape specifically the Messenger componentwith a small minority of techno-geeks using Eudora.

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Your suggestion made me go back and look at it again. I appreciate your quick reply to my query! Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers attempt to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services. 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. Always nice when one of the workarounds works. Here is a KB article that explains what is happening: This was helpful 1.