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    When sending e-mails with a pdf - converts to DAT (Outlook 2003)

    HI

    I have some in house software that generates and attaches PDF files in to an e-mail. When I send these attachments via e-mail with the PDF attached, the recipients can not open the PDF. It appears as a DAT file in the recipients inbox. When I go to sent items it shows as a PDF, which I can open. I have tested this with many machines and its ok, but some people are saying it's converting in to a DAT file. The recipients have confirmed they DO have adobe PDF installed on their machine.

    If you could help or advise.

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    Re: When sending e-mails with a pdf - converts to DAT (Outlook 2003)

    Is the attachment that the recipients see named Winmail.dat, or does it have the same name as the PDF file but with a .dat extension instead of .pdf?

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    Re: When sending e-mails with a pdf - converts to DAT (Outlook 2003)

    Joe

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    Re: When sending e-mails with a pdf - converts to DAT (Outlook 2003)

    It has a .dat extension.

    Thanks

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    Re: When sending e-mails with a pdf - converts to DAT (Outlook 2003)

    That is an ambiguous reply.

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    Re: When sending e-mails with a pdf - converts to DAT (Outlook 2003)

    (Edited by HansV to make URL clickable - see <!help=19>Help 19<!/help>)

    Thanks for your help.

    This solved the problem

    http://email.about.com/od/outlooktips/qt/et121705.htm

    Thanks all

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    Re: When sending e-mails with a pdf - converts to DAT (Outlook 2003)

    That's the same as JoePerez's suggestion, and what I would have suggested if you had answered my question correctly.

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