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Attachments and OUtlook/Pegasus mail

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A correspondent sent me an email with attached file using Outlook. I use Pegasus mail. When I open the message, all I see is the plain-text message plus a second "item" entitled "Binary data File Winmail.dat" When I save that file to disk, it's not of any known type (the correspondent tells me that he sent a Zip file).

No of the the regular Pegasus "attachment" commands are visible, so it appears to me that Pegasus doesn't recognize that the file is attached.

Is there any way for me to extract this file? Failing that, is there anything that my correspondent can change in his Outlook setup to make it attach files in a more conventional fashion?

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The 'WINMAIL.DAT' file is used to preserve formatting that sending client includes in the message, but is not recognized by the receiving client. In the case of Outlook, the 'WINMAIL.DAT' file includes Rich Text Formatting instructions. To avoid this happening, have your correspondent change to Plain Text for all Messages.
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