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Topic # 153470 27-Sep-2014 21:23
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We've got a macbook pro and a friend has sent us a file through the e-mail and it's a 'winmail.dat' file - it comes up asking me what application I want to use to open it.... we just can't get the file to open at all

any suggestions how to open a winmail.dat file in a macbook pro?

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  Reply # 1142821 27-Sep-2014 21:26
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Instructions ;)

I get them from my wife at work sometimes, it's a weird outlook thing. I just resend them, but on that link (lmgtfy is funny) there are many solutions, the top two hits especially.




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  Reply # 1142860 27-Sep-2014 23:39
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timmmay: Instructions ;)

I get them from my wife at work sometimes, it's a weird outlook thing. I just resend them, but on that link (lmgtfy is funny) there are many solutions, the top two hits especially.


thanks there doesn't seem to be an easy way to do it - might have to download ($$) a winmail viewer
if I forward it to my work computer that is windows and has outlook - will I be able to open it there?

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  Reply # 1142888 28-Sep-2014 09:49
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There are multiple ways to do it, including this online tool.




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  Reply # 1143145 28-Sep-2014 21:18
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timmmay: There are multiple ways to do it, including this online tool.


thanks I tried that but it didn't work - I uploaded the file and in seconds it was ready but when I saved it and went to open it it still came up asking me what application I wanted to use to open it

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  Reply # 1143236 29-Sep-2014 08:16
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What files came out of the winmail.dat? What extensions mainly?




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  Reply # 1143239 29-Sep-2014 08:18
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maybe just don't worry about it

its just RTF formatting information http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/278061

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  Reply # 1143250 29-Sep-2014 08:30
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I got a megabyte winmail.dat last week from my wife that apparently had a pdf in it. I just asked her to resend.




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  Reply # 1143261 29-Sep-2014 08:53
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timmmay: I got a megabyte winmail.dat last week from my wife that apparently had a pdf in it. I just asked her to resend.


thanks, wife has asked sender to re-send the e-mail

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  Reply # 1143268 29-Sep-2014 09:14
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When I used to use quickbooks to send PDF invoices some people would get them as a winmail.dat file instead of PDF - since then we've changed to xero.

The only fix we found was to create the PDF in CutePDF then attach and email - it worked that way.

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