It's unfortunately an end-user setting - nothing you can do about it - it's down to user education. In Outlook they need to change Rich Text (which is what actually creates Rich Text encoded files for other outlook users only) to HTML or plain text - very simple. They've probably made themselves a pretty sig, and can't work out how to do it in html ;) We've an outlook/exchange house, and I've threatened any users who use rich text that I'll force all their e-mail outbound to be vanilla plain text if they don't cease and desist! Works especially well with marketing types! HTH Scott -----Original Message----- From: Cheryl Amato [mailto:camato1 at gl.umbc.edu] Sent: 21 August 2003 16:36 To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] winmail.dat Occassionally I have a problem w/ email attachment. I work on a Mac & often when people working on PCs send me attachments I receive them with the winmail.dat extension & can't open them up. I've always thoiught it was something in the way their email was set up but don't know that for sure. Is there something I can do on my machine that will let me open them up? Or a setting on their machine? Normally I use Pine to read email but have even tried forwarding the email to web-based account w/ the same results. Any suggestions? tia Cheryl Amato -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !