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Once again I turn to my very patient experts I get e-mails through AOL and hotmail. A client attached a wunmail.dat to an e-mail he sent simultaneously to both my screen names to wijmail.dat sure I’d get it. In both AOL and hotmail, the attachment is labeled: I cannot figure out how to open the winmail.

The client says aop received it as a winmail. Thank you for any assistance you can give to me. If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums–revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. How to pry open a winmail.

Wlnmail.dat what he said: This would basically be every e-mail client other than Outlook. Here is a KB article that explains what is happening: Recipients are getting my attachments as. Ed O’Daniel gave a nice reply to this. I had found Ed’s reply earlier today, but if I understood it correctly, it seemed to me that it was instructions about how to SEND an e-mail and attachment using Outlook to a recipient who does not have Outlook.

My question is how I, as the recipient who does winnmail.dat use Outlook, can receive and OPEN an e-mail that wimnail.dat in Outlook and is named winmail. It seemed to relate to how to SEND an e-mail to a recipient It’s possible that I misunderstood what I read, though I appreciate your quick reply to my query! I had found Ed’s message earlier.


Sometimes, IMO, they winmaill.dat as if they are creating a legal document. Here is something from another site that should help: When they attempt to open this file, either it can’t be opened at all, or it contains “garbage” data. The situation causing this winmail.dar that people are using several different email client programs to receive, read, and send email. The most commonly used email client programs at GPC seem to be Microsoft Outlook and Netscape specifically the Messenger componentwith a small minority of techno-geeks using Eudora.

Unfortunately, Outlook does not “play nice” with the other email programs all the time. This causes problems, not for the sender of the email, but the recipient, particularly when actual files are attached to messages.

The Solutions If you are receiving these winmail. One solution to the problem is to visit http: This will at least allow you to decode the winmail. Other than this, there’s not much you can do on your end to fix the problem, since it’s not your email program generating the problem.

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If you just don’t want to deal with the problem, the other approach is to reply to the individual who sent you the offending email and ask that they re-send the message, with the attached files, as a plain text messagewinamil.dat in Rich Text Format or HTML. If they don’t know how to do this, you can, of course, refer them to this document! Hope this helps you, Ellie. Let’s try something much easier to. You might be wonmail.dat to open it with this program www.

I had downloaded the ”biblet” program yesterday but couldn’t get it to work–or I didn’t think it had worked. Your suggestion made me go back and look at it again. Turns out it had converted my winmail file back to the original PDF! But it had winmaik.dat it in a place that I hadn’t thought to look, and this time I actually read the message that told me where it was stored.


It’s printing now, with all of the charts and graphs I needed. CNET winmaail.dat are the greatest! Thanks for letting us know.

But in checking “biblet,” it doesn’t look like it will help on my new “smartypants” phone. I just purchased the Droid Razr, and I am unable to view photos already sent to me from Outlook rich or html – even in “plain text,” it needs to be an “attachment,” rather than an “inserted” photo. Is there a program for Google’s too-smart-for-me phone? How do I open a winmail.

Since I can winmail.dst gmail. And let’s repeat that winmail. That is, it’s a mess created by you know who that created it. A workaround I use.

To open an embedded email image in Android, press and hold the image. You will get a pop-up option to either save or view the image. Open an embedded email image. I didn’t see this on the winmail. At least it works on the web mail at gmail.

GMail opened up the attached photo, just as it should, in spite of being from you-know-who’s Outlook. Winmajl.dat nice when one of the workarounds works.

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