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st: RE: Re: Winmail.dat

From   "Steichen, Thomas" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: Re: Winmail.dat
Date   Thu, 31 Oct 2002 11:02:37 -0500

Nick Winter writes (in part):

> But I'll say from my own experience that it can be 
> *extremely* hard to get MS Outlook not to send in rich text 
> format (which is what triggers the attachment of winmail.dat).
> ...(at least sometimes) when I compose a new 
> message, no matter how many ways I try to tell Outlook to 
> send it as plain text, it often ignores my pleas.

Along these same lines are the problems with corporate 
disclaimers... my company has chosen to do and tags the 
disclaimer on as an attachment. As a result of this, my 
plain-text messages get automatically converted to some 
form of HTML/rich-text structure, and there is absolutely 
nothing I can do to avoid it. 

As far as I can tell, this causes no problems for Outlook 
recipients who do not use the digest (nor does it affect
the message I get echoed from the list), but I know it turns 
parts of my messages (originals and replies) into gobblygook 
for digest users, some non-Outlook mailers, and the online 

I would fix it if I could... but I cannot.  So please try
to understand that it is the technology we are using that
is causing these problems and not an intent to ignore the
lowest-common-denominator technological standards of the

Tom Steichen

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