HOW CAN I ADD A FILE EXT, .DAT TO MY COMPUTER?

Question

HOW CAN I ADD A FILE EXT, .DAT TO MY COMPUTOR. I GET SEVERAL E MAIL ATTACH WITH THIS WINMAIL.DAT AND I CAN NOT OPEN THEM. THANKS HARVEY

Answer

This question was answered on March 4, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

You will not need to add that file extension to your computer.

The win.dat file contains formatting code that was sent by someone using Microsoft Exchange or Outlook It usually doesn't contain any useful information other than Rich Text Format (RTF) formatting code that permits two Microsoft Exchange users to send e-mail messages with formatting such as bold and italics

When a user sends an e-mail with this formatting option to someone not on Microsoft Exchange, a winmail.dat file appears as an attachment, but it is useless to the recipient.

When a separate attachment, such as a Word document is also sent from the user on Microsoft Exchange, the attachment and winmail.dat file may be combined into a single winmail.dat file our program cannot do anything with.

Do the following:

Have the sender turn off the option to send Rich Text Formatted e-mail messages to you

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Posted by Felix of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 4, 2003