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Opening a .dat attachment

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by AntAltMike, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    It actually DOES have to be the attachment, because otherwise, they did not send me the critical price information that they said in the title they were sending me and there would be no way for me to consummate this $10,000 plus elective surgery.

    There is a reason gmail has an option to remind you that you forgot to attach the attachment you say is there. I can't say I've never done it.
  2. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

    Jun 29, 2006
    It 's been so long since I have received a winmail.dat attachment that I had forgotten all about them. I never did anything but delete them.

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  3. billsharpe

    billsharpe Hall Of Fame

    Jan 25, 2007
    I tend to agree with Bob that you can just delete the DAT file, but if you are really curious you can open it with Notepad.

    Some DAT files contain plain text; others will show up as gibberish in Notepad.
  4. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    It's common for someone to get an email with a winmail.dat attachment. Usually, it happens when the sender is using Microsoft Outlook and the recipient does not. The sender most likely sent the email in RTF format from Outlook.

    - Merg

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