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I'm a webtvplus user and have recived an e-mail with a octet-stream attachment.Because of the limited capabilities of my browser I'm unable read it.Is there a web tool or service that I could forward this e-mail to and have it converted a format my browser can read?(gif-jpg-html)
Thanks, Joe  
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application/octet-stream - Unclassified binary data (often used for compressed file or executable)

It is unlikley to be an image or proberbly anything that a webtv can use. Email the sender and find out what it is they sent, if it is an image ask them to convert it to a jpg or a gif and send again.
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Simply find a program that can read this format and manipulate the format into the
certain format that you want it to be.
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Not much of an option for a webtv user now is it ?
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I'm using a web tv box,so even if I could find a program that can read this attachment I can't use it.Webtv is only a browser.No hard drive,no memory,no down loads.Thanks for trying,I believe I'm just S.O.L.                                                  jgk          
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forward it to me and I will convert it for you.... If I can get it into a gif/jpg/html format I will.. If not, I will let you know..

send to:  masseym@javanet.com
Please also include your email.

Thanks,

matt
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Just exactly what is the name of the file and the 3 letter extension. There are literally thousands of sources on the net that has that information.
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