Entourage downloads attachments as winmail.dat

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by LastLine, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. LastLine macrumors 65816

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    Lately I've been getting attachments of all sorts (from all sorts of people) download to entourage download themselves as winmail.dat. Does anyone have any idea how to solve this problem?
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    This is a problem at the sender's end. They are sending mail in rich text format, assuming that a Windows Email user is at the other end, and its sending the mail bundled into a TNEF format - which the Mac programs cannot read. Contact them and ask them to change the preferences on your entry in their address book to "plain text"

    There's a little program called TNEF's Enough that can extract the info

    http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Utilities/TNEFs-Enough.shtml
     
  3. LastLine thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Is there a way to sort this problem? Either by altering entourage somewhere, or even moving to Apple's Mail App. Anyone know?

    EDIT: What do I have to point the TNEF program at? The .dat folder? Cos that seems to do nothing.
     

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