It happened again, Outllook creates a mail with an attachment and Outlook Express sees no attachment, just the body of the mail. I'm now running the latest Windows Live Mail 2011 on my Windows 7 computer and it cannot see an attachment either.
It seems Outlook has a weird way of SOMETIMES inserting attachments into a mail that only Outlook understands and that even the most modern regular mail program Microsoft makes does not understand. The funt thing is, it only happens SOMETIMES, not everytime.
In a normal mail where I can open the attachment there wil be a multipart mail with several parts for:
- Content-Type: text/plain;
- Content-Type: text/html;
- with the file I want to get.
In the mails where there is a problem there is a completly different way the mail is build. There is just these parts:
- Content-Type: application/ms-tnef;
In the winmail.dat is the rest of the mail with everything only Outlook seems to understand. Even the oldest Outlook 2003 I was able to test with these mails has no problem understanding what is happening inside the winmail.dat file but not Liva Mail 2011.
The sending computer is using Outlook 14 (X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook 14.0) but like I said this seems to have been in Outlook for a long time allready. Could we have either 1) An outlook that does not create these strange mails with a winmail.dat content or 2) Have at least a modern alternative for people using just a mail program (Live Mail 20110 or something like it) that understands this. Mozilla does see the winmail.dat "file" but also does not know what to do with it.