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Posted on 2002-06-13
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ive recently upgraded to outlook 2000 and am using word as my email editor.

but i am unable to fwd any attachement using word, just when i use html


Question by:rickyjune
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What SR do you have?  If this is SR2 that would be the reason.  Can you back it down to SR1a?
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What message format are you sending in?  If Rich Text Format, you might be sending the attachment but it is being rolled into a file named winmail.dat.  Only other Outlook clients can read this file.  Outlook Express will suppress showing it and others like Eudora, Becky!, Pine, .etc will show the winmail.dat file.

Do you connect to a Microsoft Exchange server?  If yes and you are sending a Rich Text Formatted message, the server will strip the rich text information and attachment and only send the body text.  Only way around it as you have found is to set your message format to plain text or html.

Only other thing I can think of... you are trying to use Word 97 as your email editor for Outlook 2000.  Don't do this.  The two don't get along very well and cause minor issues like the one you just decribed.


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Word mail is flaky! that's it.  no further explanation, just don't use it.  if you have problems with wordmail on (that is useing word as your email editor) then turn it off.  If the problem goes away be greatful.

Woody's Office Watch ( has plenty on the subject.

I know this doesn't answer the 'Why' part of your question but it may help you to stop worring.

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Hello rickyjune

this question is open for more then 2 months
time to clean up
if not stated otherwise

my recom will be
-PAQ and no refund
-this will be finalized by an EE Moderator
-with no further update (26.10.2002)


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