Office 2001 Mac (Entourage)

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  1. 846110 macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2003
    Does anyone know why that when i send a JPEG or Tif file thru email with
    entourage, the receiver gets a duplicate attachment? In other words they receive two files of which only one works.
  2. chmorley macrumors 6502a


    Jan 2, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Attachment encoding

    Entourage uses AppleDouble as its default encoding scheme for attachments. One file is the actual file, the other contains metadata about the file (such as what program should open it). Since Windows identifies files by the three letter extension (e.g., .doc) and doesn't re-marry the file to its metadata--it shows up as two files.

    If you use want, can change your attachment encoding to MIME/Base 64 (in Mail & News Preferences) and see how it goes. It will probably go just fine. That second file doesn't hurt anything, but it convinces Windows users that this Mac OS is odd or "incompatible" with what they use.

  3. yamadataro macrumors 6502

    My clients had complained about duplicate file attachmenta a while ago. I've changed the default compression setting to MIME/BASE64, and no problems ever since with Entourage.

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