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Send readable mail to Windows Outlook from Mail.app Apps
When you send mail from Mail.app to Outlook users on Windows that contain attachments, make sure to place the attachments at the end of the mail text. Otherwise, Outlook creates three parts from your message:
  • The text before the attachment
  • An attachment.txt file which contains the text after your attachment
  • The attached file (JPG, PDF, etc.)
This result can be very annoying, especially when emailing with customers.

[robg adds: I haven't tested this one myself; can someone confirm?]
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Send readable mail to Windows Outlook from Mail.app
Authored by: rk8102 on Mar 31, '03 12:49:16PM

Yes, this is correct ... make sure the attachment is the last thing in the message, including any quoting of previous messages.



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Send readable mail to Windows Outlook from Mail.app
Authored by: googoo on Mar 31, '03 01:26:18PM

... and including your signature. (This is very annoying because Mail.app insists on putting your signature at the end of the message.)



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Send readable mail to Windows Outlook from Mail.app
Authored by: nofutureuk on Mar 31, '03 02:31:24PM

Actually, these attachments are not "created" by outlook, but are created by Apple's mail.app at the time of sending. How the receiver shows these attachments varies quite a lot between different mail-programs.



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Send readable mail to Windows Outlook from Mail.app
Authored by: GEllenburg on Mar 31, '03 05:56:58PM

This is a known "bug" in Outlook. Outlook refuses to adhere to the Internet RFCs for handling MIME attachments.

This is the same application that incessantly creates winmail.dat files for any of its attachments.

I have no sympathy for Outlook users. If Lotus Notes (another Enterprise-Class Mail & Workflow platform) can accurately adhere to MIME standards, then Outlook should be able to do the same.

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