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Old 08-17-09, 09:34 AM   #1
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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 may open in Outlook.....have a friend who has Outlook, if you don't?
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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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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.
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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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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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