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File formats in Outlook-MIME format

By farooqui66 ·
I use Outlook 2K at work and home and sometimes I have received attachements as MIME formats. This seems to happen consistently when an AOL user sends an attachment to Outlook and occasionally with a ccMail user. It doesn't seem to matter what the file was i.e. Word, Excel, a jpg, bmp, tiff or even a text file. They all show up as MIME files. I have never been able to access this file no matter what I try. Can this be avoided? More importantly how can I access MIME format files?

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by dmiles In reply to File formats in Outlook-M ...

It can only be avoided if the user does not encode the message and use Windows Messaging that is included with Windows.
The way to decode and read these files,you will need a program called Aladdin Systems Stufit Expander.
The data stream is text characters acceptable to SMTP on the internet-encode the data,mail the text,decode on the other end,the original way of sending binary data.

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by farooqui66 In reply to File formats in Outlook-M ...

Thanks for the answer...even though it may not always be practicle it does tell me why this is happening.

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by DKlippert In reply to File formats in Outlook-M ...

The latest versions of WinZip will open/decode MIME and UUEncoded files

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by farooqui66 In reply to File formats in Outlook-M ...

Thanks for the answer...

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