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    How do I open a winmail.dat file?

    I've tried to open it using Adobe Reader, Windows Pictureviewer, and Firefox still can't open the file. Is this legit and will it work? Or should I sue something else?

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    Do you not have Outlook or Winmail or whatever original program for it is?
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    It may open in Outlook.....have a friend who has Outlook, if you don't?
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    It may open in Outlook.....have a friend who has Outlook, if you don't?
    I may have it, I've never used it if I do. Let's see what happens.

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    If it's just text I think you should be able to read it in notepad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JF1 View Post
    If it's just text I think you should be able to read it in notepad.
    It's not likely a text file. An email file with extension .dat is likely a database type file.
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
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    Interesting winmail info

    http://facstaff.gpc.edu/~jbenson/resource/winmail.htm

    Look down thru this article - rather interesting. At the bottom is a link to download software

    http://www.dwheeler.com/essays/micro...look-tnef.html

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    This is a compatibility problem with Outlook and other email programs. I've seen this problem a few years ago when I was using Eudora for managing email. If you are using a program other than Outlook and receive an attachment with a *.dat extension, the sender was most likely using Outlook and you are not. You will have to contact the sender if there was an attachment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLvector View Post
    This is a compatibility problem with Outlook and other email programs. I've seen this problem a few years ago when I was using Eudora for managing email. If you are using a program other than Outlook and receive an attachment with a *.dat extension, the sender was most likely using Outlook and you are not. You will have to contact the sender if there was an attachment.
    That looks like the problem - they use Outlook and I'm using Thunderbird - thanks for the help!

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