PDF attachments sent from Outlook2003 arriving as .dat files
Posted on 2009-05-07
Client PC has sent email with PDF quote attached.
When sent sometimes - today 3 out of 4 times to one person, the email arrives with the attachment in bits
The attachment .dat is the PDF because if i rename this file it is the PDF and opens fine. However, in a corporate environment where people cant be bothered to do anything other than click open its a problem.
Why is this happening occasionally? I am assuming it is just a compatibility issue with whoever is opening the email. As if i forward a copy of the same email to myself it arrives as .PDF with no problem.
Using exchange 2003 in house. Incidentally moving to Exchange 2007 soon - so as part of this question am I likely to see less of this when this upgrade occurs?