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    Word Attachments Corrupted (Outlook 2000)

    I am using OL2000 in Internet Only Mode. Sometimes when I attach word documents to an e-mail the recipient gets the attachment as a "Win Dat" file, not the Word document.

    Any Ideas?

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    Re: Word Attachments Corrupted (Outlook 2000)

    A search in the Outllok forum for "dat attachment" throws up several previous threads including Post 87507.

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    Re: Word Attachments Corrupted (Outlook 2000)

    Leif

    Thanks for the hint. Here's the bizarre thing - I send a message to a non-outlook account (I have a yahoo mail address) and the attachment, when downloaded consists of two files one called "file.txt" and one called "winmail.dat".
    If I then forward the whole message back to my outlook account the word document is back and readable!

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    Re: Word Attachments Corrupted (Outlook 2000)

    it's not bizarre at all. winmail.dat = RTf formatted message, which only outlook can read. Only use plain text or HTMl formatting and all will be well.

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