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Receiving Attachments from Mac Mail

Discussion in 'Using Outlook' started by ascher, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. ascher

    ascher

    Guest
    My wife has a new iMac with Snow Leopeord. When she sends Microsoft Word

    attachments, some recepients using Outlook recieve them with the correct file

    extension (.doc or docx), and some receive them with a .dat extension. Is

    there a setting in Outlook to allow the correct extension to be be maintained?

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    Regards,

    ascher
  2. Bob I

    Bob I

    Guest
    Is she sending a Rich Text Format e-mail. That is the primary cause of

    > .dat issues. Change to HTML or Plain Text.

    ascher wrote:
    > My wife has a new iMac with Snow Leopeord. When she sends Microsoft Word
    > attachments, some recepients using Outlook recieve them with the correct file
    > extension (.doc or docx), and some receive them with a .dat extension. Is
    > there a setting in Outlook to allow the correct extension to be be maintained?
  3. Diane Poremsky

    Diane Poremsky

    Senior Member
    So your wife is sending attachments from a mac and the outlook user's are

    getting them with the dat extension? What mail client is she using? What

    version of Outlook do the recipients use?

    There was an issue a long time ago where attachments sent from a mac and

    received by outlook were not visible until the recipient hit Forward but

    that was fixed in an update at least 2 yrs ago (id not longer).

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    "ascher" <ascher@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

    news:7C9837B8-A9B4-4188-865E-F64CF45423B6@microsoft.com...
    > My wife has a new iMac with Snow Leopeord. When she sends Microsoft Word
    > attachments, some recepients using Outlook recieve them with the correct
    > file
    > extension (.doc or docx), and some receive them with a .dat extension. Is
    > there a setting in Outlook to allow the correct extension to be be
    > maintained?
    > --
    > Regards,
    > ascher
  4. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH

    Guest
    ascher wrote:


    > My wife has a new iMac with Snow Leopeord. When she sends Microsoft Word
    > attachments, some recepients using Outlook recieve them with the correct file
    > extension (.doc or docx), and some receive them with a .dat extension. Is
    > there a setting in Outlook to allow the correct extension to be be maintained?


    The ones receiving e-mails with .dat attachments are those that are NOT

    using Outlook. TNEF format (which is one RTF spec) is a proprietary

    document format from Microsoft that only their Outlook e-mail program can

    understand. Not even Microsoft's Outlook Express understands RTF. That

    means the only recipients of your RTF e-mails that can view them as you

    composed them would be those that are also using Outlook as their e-mail

    client (or those that have installed a 3rd party RTF viewer app).

    The only time you use RTF is when you can guarantee the recipient also uses

    Outlook, like within a corporate environment where all employees are

    required to use Outlook. Since you cannot guarantee what e-mail client is

    used by the recipient, compose using plain-text or HTML format.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290809

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TNEF

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