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This attachment is a MAPI 1.0 embedded message and is not supported by this mail system.

I received an email from a GMail account to my Outlook/Exchange account.  The email is from a trusted party and attached to it was an unknown file type that my Outlook cannot open.  The properties of the file is empty and is a mere 89 bytes.  The file supposedly contains some textual information that I need but cannot "extract".

When opening it with Notepad, the resulting text is "This attachment is a MAPI 1.0 embedded message and is not supported by this mail system."

Any ideas?
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mcnuttlaw
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war1Commented:
Greetings, mcnuttlaw !

You can add the attachment extension to the Level1Remove key to allow the attachment in Outlook

http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/esecup/getexe.htm
or
http://www.simtel.net/pub/pd/62314.html

Best wishes!
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mcnuttlawAuthor Commented:
There is no attachment extension.   The properties of the file says the file types is a "file".  
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war1Commented:
mcnuttlaw,

Log into your Gmail webmail account and see if you can view the file.
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mcnuttlawAuthor Commented:
The email was sent to my Outlook from another user's Gmail.  
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war1Commented:
Is the attachment WINMAIL.DAT file?  Even if not, try the decoder in this page.

http://www.gpc.edu/~jbenson/resource/winmail.htm
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mcnuttlawAuthor Commented:
Nope the attachment is not a .dat file.  It is a blank file.

The gmail user will resend the file.
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mcnuttlawAuthor Commented:
Although it didn't fix my problem, I am accepting the answers 'cause they are good solutions for other issues that may arise.
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