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    Attachments received as .dat files (2000)

    I have sent some powerpoint and .dss (sound files) to 2 people who use 2 different ISP's. 1 receives the files OK, the other who uses AOL has received the attachments as .dat files and cannot open them. I don't understand the different treatment/reactions. How can I fix this please?

    I've already checked and the format for sent mail is already set to Text only.

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    Re: Attachments received as .dat files (2000)

    Have you tried zipping the files and sending it?

    Another idea: Disassociate the file extentions. EG,MyPresentation.ppt can be renamed to MyPresentation.aaa. You will need to ensure that your PC shows file extentions to do this! In the message that contains the renamed attachments, inform the reciever to rename the files back to what they should be!
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    Re: Attachments received as .dat files (2000)

    If they are winmail.dat attachments, then your contact/correspondent might have the checkbox ticked to "always send RTF." If they are othername.dat files, then something is happening between Outlook and the other user, and most likely on AOL's servers.

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