winmail.dat attachment sent when composing using HTML Outlook 2003


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Sasha Russo

When I send an attachment composing using HTML format and Microsoft
Word 2003 as the editor, the attachment received by a non-Outlook
recipient is winmail.dat. If I switch to composing plain text using
Word, and I send an attachment, the recipient not using Outlook
receives the message properly. How can I send HTML e-mail with
attachments so that recipients do not receive a winmail.dat file which
is generated by Outlook when sending rich text format e-mails (RTF)?
This appears to be a bug. Is anyone else having the same problem as
me?

My version of Outlook 2003 is fully updated with service pack 1.

Thank you for your help.
 
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BillR [MVP]

You mention html and rtf as if they are the same thing. They aren't!
Make sure you are sending html and not rtf to avoid winmail.dat.
 
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Sasha Russo

BillR,

Thank you for your reply. I know the difference between html and RTF.
Despite composing an html e-mail and sending an attachment, and
checking mail format html in the options menu of the tools toolbar,
Outlook send all my attachments as RTF winmail format. Can this be
solved, or is this a glitch that should be reported to Microsoft?

Thank you,

Sasha
 
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BillR [MVP]

does this happen with all html emails sent to any recipient? what server do
you use?
 

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