Winmail.dat with MS Exchange Personal and Outlook.com

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David KS

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Outlook 2016 32 bit
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I too have the wretched Winmail.dat problem and I have tried all the helpful suggestions included the registry edit without success.

I am using Office 365 personal, which gives you Outlook 2016. I have the free Outlook.com email which has been upgraded to MS Exchange.

I think I may have to use PowerShell to disable TNEF but here is the problem. My Outllook.com account is on MS Exchange but I am not the authorised user so I cannot get past entering my credentials.

Has anyone managed to fix the Winmail.dat problem with Outlook.com over MS Exchange?

Many thanks


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David KS

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Exchange Server
Thanks for quick reply.
Yes, indeed. I did clear auto complete. I have also set up the contact again set the properties to plain text without success, and no success with properties set to HTML either
 

David KS

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
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Exchange Server
I think the problem may be Outlook.com.
If I add my Gmail account to Outlook 2016 and send out messages from Outlook 2016, but over the Gmail account then all goes well and there is no Winmail.dat
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Diane Poremsky

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
Correct, I've seen a few reports of problems and I'm looking into it.

Outlook.com should only be sending winmail.dat files if the contact is 1) set to get RTF and/or 2) the message uses RTF. The Autocomplete cache holds the RTF setting so if you previously sent something that needed RTF (including assigned a task, voting message) to an address, they will always get RTF until you clear the cache.
 

David KS

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
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Exchange Server
Thank you so much.
I will probably shuffle along with Outlook / Gmail until the issue is clarified. I did think of switching to eM Client but Outlook is so nice to use it will be easier to find a way round temporarily
 
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