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    Continuing crisis of the dat file or no attachment

    I use a Windows 7 with SP1 and Office 2010. It drives me nuts that when I send an email from Outlook to someone using XP and Windows Live Mail (we both have the same ISP) that they do not receive my doc or xls attachments. If I remember to send it in plain text it goes through ok. I am aware of the issue with the *.dat issue but have experienced that more with other email programs. Can't Microsoft manage to send and receive emails between machines using ALL their own software? Any suggestions for ways to send html with attachments are GREATLY appreciated.
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    Paul H

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    To avoid a winmail.dat attachment, you have to use Plain Text or HTML format. Do not use Rich Text (TNEF) format.

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    This was the old tried and true, now it appears that OL2010 is still insisting on sending winmail.dat even when HTML mail is requested.

    VCF cards are impossible as well.....


    KC

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    So you compose in HTML, but Outlook sends it out as RTF?

    I expect to get Office 2010 by the end of the month, but until then, I don't have any insight on this.

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    It is sending it out with the winmail.dat in tow, especially when you try to send a vCard.

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