KDC Menu

Thursday, March 22, 2007

winmail.dat Files

Ever get an e-mail with a winmail.dat attachment? It's a good sized attachment, and you know what they sent you is in that file, but how do you get to it?

The easiest solution I've found is to forward the e-mail "as an attachment" to an e-mail account from which you can open it with Outlook. Then, when you open it with Outlook, you can then open the original e-mail which is now an attachment. That e-mail should now contain the [sub-]attachment you were looking for.

And, after all that, don't forget to run a virus scan on it.

The following site is what led me to think of this solution:
http://www.gpc.edu/~jbenson/resource/winmail.htm

MSDN Results: winmail.dat