My wife can't send me attachments.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by machenryr, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. machenryr macrumors regular

    machenryr

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    Lol. It must be some setting in the server? She's never been able to send me PDFs or attached docs. I just had her send it to someone else who then sent it to me. That was fine. When she sends it all I see is a winmail.dat attach that seems to have the correct size but nothing's there. I'm assuming winmail.dat is a PC protocol.

    Anyone tell me what I have to do to change this? I'm on Comcast.
     
  2. RootBeerMan macrumors 6502

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    Why not use Dropbox? Create a public folder and share documents that way?
     
  3. machenryr thread starter macrumors regular

    machenryr

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    Yeah, thanks. I can do that. I just want to find the solution to why this is happening.
     
  4. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Are the PDFs larger than 10 MB? I ask because most ISPs block any attachment larger than 10 MB!
     
  5. machenryr thread starter macrumors regular

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    No, that's not it. No attachments whatsoever. The one yesterday was 1.3 MB.
     
  6. satcomer macrumors 603

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    It sounds like she is using an older PC since it is sending a old winmail.dat extension. So read the article Open Winmail.dat File Mac OS X to open those attachments.
     
  7. machenryr thread starter macrumors regular

    machenryr

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    This sounds right. Thank you! I'll check it out.
     

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