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    Desktop.ini accidentally attached to email? (Outlook 2000 SR-3)

    Does anyone know how a user could accidentally attach a "desktop.ini" file to an email. Our mail server has reported three instances of this one particular user being blocked because of a desktop.ini file being attached to her email. In each instance the subject line said there was a .doc attachment. We're a little stumped because she claims to not know how it got there.

    Also - another strange one. Two emails are going back and forth between two Outlook users in the same company. User A uses a stationary. After about the 4th email back and forth, the stationary becomes an attachment instead of a background. Any ideas?

    Thanks for letting me pick your brain this morning.

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    Re: Desktop.ini accidentally attached to email? (Outlook 2000 SR-3)

    Wild guess re. problem #1:
    The W32.Wullik.B@mm virus - and possibly others - created 'desktop.ini' attachments (see this page at Symantec). It doesn't necessarily mean a virus is active, but your mailserver may be set up to block such attachments because of it.

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    Re: Desktop.ini accidentally attached to email? (Outlook 2000 SR-3)

    For the second question, is it possible that the message format was changed between communications. This KB article may explain a bit about how Outlook Mail Formats affect E-Mail. Hope this helped... trish

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...9&Product=offxp

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