e-mail pdf995 attachment


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Bob Levin

I sent an e-mail with a pdf file attachment. the pdf file was made from
software called pdf995. The recipiate receives the attachment as a
"winmail.dat" file. when he opens it, it's all scrambled up letters & symbols
etc. I sent the same e-mail attachment to myself and i received it as a pdf
file and opened it just fine. both of our computers have adobe reader version
7. Does anyone no what is wrong. I am using outlook 2007 for my email with
windows vista 64bit. Thanks so much for any help.
 
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Pat Willener

winmail.dat is *not* the attachment you've sent; if there is no other
attachment, then it may have been stripped somewhere (by the outgoing or
receiving mail server, perhaps). Try to send it compressed as a ZIP file.
 
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Roady [MVP]

Verify that you have been sending the message in HTML or Plain Text format
instead of Rich Text Format.
 
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Bob Levin

Thanks for the replys. By default I have been using HTML format for e-mail.
BTW, I have discovered that almost all of my 200 or more e-mail addressess in
"contacts" have "SEND USING OUTLOOK RICH TEXT FORMAT"selected. Apparently
this is the way it's entered by default whenever I add new e mail addresses.
Changing that to "SEND USING PLAIN TEXT FORMAT" worked ok. I hate the thought
of changing each one of those email address to that or "LET OUTLOOK DECIDE
WHICH FORMAT TO USE". Is this a bug and if so, is outlook engineers working
on a fix for this? Thanks for your replys.
 
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Roady [MVP]

It's not a bug. When you create a new contact, this property is set to "Let
Outlook decide..."
Try it to see it for yourself.
 

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