• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 1127
  • Last Modified:

WinMail.dat + Outlook2003 + Exchange2003 SP2

Hello Guys,

i have a client he dont let loose about this topic and i think there is no realy solution, is there?
I hope u can give me maybe a advice to workarround.

To the Network:
Outlook 2003
Exchange 2003 SP3

The Problem:
sending mails to freemailer (gmx freenet aol) or Notes
the attatchens come in winmail.dat

Solution is sending as "text" and as well set the rcpt aswell to only text in the contakt. that works.
but i have a little bigger domain and everbody of then do more or less what they like. Sending in Rich or HTML.

is there a way what i can restrict all mails to txt in the exchange?
Somehow that i will loose no content in the Mail but to make shure for my domain that i will not creat a winmail.dat

whos fault is it anyway? Outlook? Exchange? Freemailer? Or is there no RFC for Codesets?
Thx alot and plz give me some solution for that mess ;-)
0
HannoKirchhoff
Asked:
HannoKirchhoff
2 Solutions
 
fgrushevskyCommented:
Generally, it is Exchange fault

There are several solutions to this issue:

1) set internet format on a specific contact  - Outlook setting, inconvinient if you have many users with the same issue

2) create Internet Message Format settings on Exchange server for specific domain (the one that runs Notes).
In System Manager, Under Global Settings, under Internet Message Format, click new-domain,  provide domain name etc, and under "Advanced Tab" set "Exchange Rich Text Format" to "Never Use"

3) on the Domino side, version 6.5.6 or 7.0.2 or above, on SMTP server, add to the Notes.ini following line

TNEFEnableConversion=1

However, last solution will only work on regular attachment mail and will not work on calendar invitations
0
 
brwwigginsCommented:
I agree, it's usually Exchange's fault. Here is a MS Kb document that may help

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/821750

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278061
0
 
qwaleteeCommented:
Not USUALLY Exchange's fault. ALWAYS Exchange's fault. This is a very common prob;em, just google winmail.dat, you'll generally get hundreds of immediate hits that refer to MS tech docs that forushevsky quoted.
0
Free tool for managing users' photos in Office 365

Easily upload multiple users’ photos to Office 365. Manage them with an intuitive GUI and use handy built-in cropping and resizing options. Link photos with users based on Azure AD attributes. Free tool!

 
HannoKirchhoffAuthor Commented:
thx
0
 
HannoKirchhoffAuthor Commented:
Hey Guys,

thx for our help,

as i see is there realy no solution for that mass.
Now my Client can choose what he like to have, but thx again!

greets stefan
0
 
qwaleteeCommented:
What do you mean no solution for the mess? You've been given very clear direction on how to set up Exchange so it behaves nicely with the rest of the Internet.
0

Featured Post

Has Powershell sent you back into the Stone Age?

If managing Active Directory using Windows Powershell® is making you feel like you stepped back in time, you are not alone.  For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now