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By Rodney (TSG) ·
One of our users called up stating that when they receive an e-mail in exchange, the attachment arrives with the extension .jpeg attached to the existing extension.

Example

Jazztoad.jpg.jpeg

We can open the file by deleting the .jpeg appendage and renaming the file.

The user is on a Windows 95/98 machine and the files are associated to Microsoft photo editor.

To test a theory, I send a .jpg that I knew was associated correctly to someone else (not the originator of the issue). They received the attachment without any appendages. This person then sent the same attachment back to me and the .jpeg appendage appeared, completely independent of the original user.

When I double clicked on the attachment (with both extensions still attached i.e. jazztoad.jpg.jpeg) the file opened without incident. My default association however is set for IE 5.0, not Photo Editor.

Any ideas what is causing the Mysterious appendage?

Thanks
Rodney

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by fred_e944 In reply to Mysterious appendages

Sounds like it could be happening during message translation at an intermediate mail server. Sometimes we get attachments that reproduce the entire text. Seems to happen with messages getting switched between MIME, UUENCODE, BINHEX formats when a server doesn't like one of the formats.

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