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Forwarding to a an outside email address

By bfernando ·
we have exchange 2000 and we wanted to forward certain user's emails (who have their own mailboxes) to an outside email address. we were able to do this easily on exchange 5.5 by creating a custom
recipients and forward emails to this custom recipient. In Exchange 2000 We were able
to create the custom contact and forwarded the emails to it but when we try to send an attachement to this contact the recipeint is getting a winmail.dat atachemnent instead of the file we send. any idea why thishappens? and how to solve this issue?
thanks in advance

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Forwarding to a an outside email address

by JediMaster2003 In reply to Forwarding to a an outsid ...

This article describes how either an Exchange Server administrator or end users can prevent the Winmail.dat attachment from being sent to Internet users when using the Microsoft Exchange Internet Mail Connector (IMC).

When an end user sends mailto the Internet from an Exchange Windows or Outlook client, a file attachment called Winmail.dat may be automatically added to the end of the message if the recipient's client cannot receive messages in Rich Text Format (RTF). The Winmail.dat file contains Exchange Server RTF information for the message, and may appear to the recipient as a binary file. It is not useful to non-Exchange Server recipients. In this case you would have to do more configuring on your Exchange side, here are some KB's at MS Web site to check out; Q138053, Q149203, Q196784....

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