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    Attachments problem (6.0)

    I am regularly receiving attachments from a Macintosh user of Outlook Express 5 and I am using Outlook Express 6 on a Windows XP machine. This worked satisfactorily for over a year.

    But now when I receive the attachment the name has two suffixes and an example follows

    Hotmail.doc;x-mac-creator=4D535744;x-mac-type=5738424E

    I have located Microsoft Knowledge base article 243693 which refers to Outlook but does explain about multipart forks, resource fork and data fork. I then checked in the Registry on my machine and under Macintosh file types I do have entries which should enable me to identify the incoming messages as from Macintosh and to determine the correct file type.

    I have searched Google extensively without being able to find any information on Outlook Express .

    It is inconvenient to have to save the file and then rename it, deleting the parts following the semi-colon, in order to open it so any suggestions welcome.

    Ian

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    Re: Attachments problem (6.0)

    You don't say what, if anything, changed on your end or his at the time it stopped "working". Is he saving his files to a different format or using a new program to create them??? (The .doc extension would seem to indicate a Word file, but the prefix "Hotmail" would seem to indicate that the attachment might be a forwarded Hotmail email. Very curious.) Did he recently change e-mail clients or ISP's ??
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    Re: Attachments problem (6.0)

    Just did a Google for x-mac-creator and came up with this KB article and this post in another forum that seems to indicate that it might be related to ZoneAlarm. HTH
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