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Old May 2nd, 2004, 04:59 PM
Howard Kaikow
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Default Winmail.dat

Eudora cannot read a winmail.dat file.

See http://www.eudora.com/techsupport/kb/1552hq.html.

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http://www.standards.com/; See Howard Kaikow's web site.
"Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]"
wrote in message
...
Are you being intentionally obtuse?

--
Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.

"Howard Kaikow" wrote in message
...
| The winmail.dat file is not in RTF format,
|
| --
| http://www.standards.com/; See Howard Kaikow's web site.
| "Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]"
| wrote in message
| ...
| Eudora can read RTF messages... read the message to which I replied

that
| stated that only Outlook reads RTF... Eudora does as well.
|
| --
| Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
|
| Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.
|
| "Howard Kaikow" wrote in message
| ...
| | How does Eudora use winmail.dat?
| | All I see when receiving such a message is a winmail.dat file in
| Eudora's
| | attachments directory.
| | Can Eudora open the winmail.dat file?
| | If so, how?
| |
| | --
| | http://www.standards.com/; See Howard Kaikow's web site.
| | "Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]"
|
| | wrote in message ...
| | Actually, Eudora uses it as well.
| |
| | --
| | Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
| |
| | Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact. Due

to
| | the (insert latest virus name here) virus, all mail sent to my
| personal
| | account will be deleted without reading.
| |
| | After searching google.groups.com and finding no answer, Gordon
asked:
| |
| | | wrote in message
| | | ...
| | ||
| | ||| -----Original Message-----
| | ||| On Fri, 30 Apr 2004 07:55:12 -0700, "Joe"
| | ||| wrote:
| | |||
| | |||| I am using Windows 2000 Professional and Office 2000
| | |||| Premium.
| | |||| When sending word.doc file attachments, the recipiant
| | |||| complains that he/she/they receive a file attachment
| | |||| called "winmail.dat" and that they cannot open. When the
| | |||| email and attachment is returned to me in full - even I
| | |||| cannot open it.
| | |||| What do I have to do to ensure that this stops from
| | |||| happening again?
| | |||
| | ||| Send your email messages in plain text format instead of
| | || Rich Text Format
| | ||| (RTF)
| | |||
| | ||| See http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-
| | || us;138053
| | ||| ..
| | |||
| | ||| --
| | ||| Robert B. Clark (email ROT13'ed)
| | ||| Visit ClarkWehyr Enterprises On-Line at
| | ||| http://www.3clarks.com/ClarkWehyr/ .
| | ||
| | || Robert,
| | ||
| | || Thanks for the information, I have tried this and yes it
| | || works, however, I wish to use the tool bar of "Rich Text
| | || Format". Is there no other way to resolve this issue?
| | ||
| | || Thanks and Regards
| | || Joe
| | ||
| | |
| | | No there's not, because what is happening is that the recipients
who
| | | are seeing the winmail.dat attachment are not using Outlook.

Only
| | | Outlook users can read RTF mail - it's a Microsoft standard

which
is
| | | not used by non-Microsoft mail clients.
| |
| |
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Old May 2nd, 2004, 08:13 PM
Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
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Default Winmail.dat

I never said it could read a winmail.dat file, only that Eudora CAN read
RTF.

Okay, we can play the KB game:
http://www.eudora.com/techsupport/kb/2441hq.html


--
Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact. Due to
the (insert latest virus name here) virus, all mail sent to my personal
account will be deleted without reading.

After searching google.groups.com and finding no answer, Howard Kaikow
asked:

| Eudora cannot read a winmail.dat file.
|
| See http://www.eudora.com/techsupport/kb/1552hq.html.
|
|| Are you being intentionally obtuse?
||
|| --
|| Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
||
|| Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.
||
|| "Howard Kaikow" wrote in message
|| ...
||| The winmail.dat file is not in RTF format,
|||
||| --
||| http://www.standards.com/; See Howard Kaikow's web site.
||| "Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]"
||| wrote in message
||| ...
|||| Eudora can read RTF messages... read the message to which I
|||| replied that stated that only Outlook reads RTF... Eudora does as
|||| well.
||||
|||| --
|||| Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
||||
|||| Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.
||||
|||| "Howard Kaikow" wrote in message
|||| ...
||||| How does Eudora use winmail.dat?
||||| All I see when receiving such a message is a winmail.dat file in
||||| Eudora's attachments directory.
||||| Can Eudora open the winmail.dat file?
||||| If so, how?
|||||
||||| --
||||| http://www.standards.com/; See Howard Kaikow's web site.
||||| "Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]"
||||| wrote in message
||||| ...
|||||| Actually, Eudora uses it as well.
||||||
|||||| --
|||||| Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
||||||
|||||| Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.
|||||| Due to the (insert latest virus name here) virus, all mail sent
|||||| to my personal account will be deleted without reading.
||||||
|||||| After searching google.groups.com and finding no answer, Gordon
|||||| asked:
||||||
||||||| wrote in message
||||||| ...
||||||||
||||||||| -----Original Message-----
||||||||| On Fri, 30 Apr 2004 07:55:12 -0700, "Joe"
||||||||| wrote:
|||||||||
|||||||||| I am using Windows 2000 Professional and Office 2000
|||||||||| Premium.
|||||||||| When sending word.doc file attachments, the recipiant
|||||||||| complains that he/she/they receive a file attachment
|||||||||| called "winmail.dat" and that they cannot open. When the
|||||||||| email and attachment is returned to me in full - even I
|||||||||| cannot open it.
|||||||||| What do I have to do to ensure that this stops from
|||||||||| happening again?
|||||||||
||||||||| Send your email messages in plain text format instead of
|||||||| Rich Text Format
||||||||| (RTF)
|||||||||
||||||||| See http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-
||||||||| us;138053 ..
|||||||||
||||||||| --
||||||||| Robert B. Clark (email ROT13'ed)
||||||||| Visit ClarkWehyr Enterprises On-Line at
||||||||| http://www.3clarks.com/ClarkWehyr/ .
||||||||
|||||||| Robert,
||||||||
|||||||| Thanks for the information, I have tried this and yes it
|||||||| works, however, I wish to use the tool bar of "Rich Text
|||||||| Format". Is there no other way to resolve this issue?
||||||||
|||||||| Thanks and Regards
|||||||| Joe
||||||||
|||||||
||||||| No there's not, because what is happening is that the
||||||| recipients who are seeing the winmail.dat attachment are not
||||||| using Outlook. Only Outlook users can read RTF mail - it's a
||||||| Microsoft standard which is not used by non-Microsoft mail
||||||| clients.


 




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