Weird that a client emailed me minutes after I had the same issue. I sent myself an attachment from a windows machine with outlook and wanted to read it on my iphone. On the phone, it showed a paperclip, but not the file I wanted, but rather a winmail.dat file.
Checking things, I came up with this:
Within minutes of me coming up with the answer and sending myself a plain text message with the attachment and I saw the attachment on the iphone that a client who uses a mac sent me the same scenario. I looked like a hero that I answered so quickly, but seems weird that I never heard of this issue before but google shows this being discussed for years now. Is this a common problem? Is there a work around? All apple users have to chide their windows mail senders to potentially need to change how they send mail? I have my outlook set to format in HTML, not RTF. I got the attachment on my phone when I sent the email as plain text.
Any comments about this situation? Am I out of the loop and everyone here knows about this? Just bad timing that me and someone I support had this issue at the same time? Nothing new about this issue, right?