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What is a winmail.dat file?

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by mndthegap1 In reply to winmail.dat

In Outlook 2000, email attachments show up as Winmail.dat If an email arrives without formatting or it's attachment, but it has an attachment named Winmail.dat, it's because it has been sent with Rich Text format (RTF) enabled and the recipient's e-mail program doesn't understand RTF

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by squirejoe In reply to winmail.dat

The "application/ms-tnef" or "winmail.dat" attachment is generated by Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Exchange when messages are sent across the Internet. These attachments are in a
Microsoft proprietary format, known as TNEF, and thus cannot be read by non-Microsoft email users.

In most cases, this attachment contains rich-text formatting (such as font faces, styles, or colors), and can be ignored. However, when the Outlook/Exchange user forwards a message with such
formatting, the whole forwarded message may be contained inside of the TNEF attachment.

The good news is that Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Exchange can be configured to suppress sending TNEF attachments when sending messages across the Internet. If you receive an
MS-TNEF attachment, you may want to contact the sender of the message and ask them to refrain from sending messages to you which contain such attachments, as detailed in Microsoft Support
article Q136204 and Q241538. Asking the sender to configure the Microsoft mail client/system to send the attachment in a non-proprietary format is recommended, as that will ensure that all recipients of messages from this
sender will be able to read the message. Untilthis is completed, you may be able to convert the TNEF attachments into readable attachments using a freely available convertor, fentune.exe which is
available for download at www.fentun.com

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