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Read About What Is A Winmail Dat File In Brief.

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The file winmail.dat appears because many mail programs manage message formats differently. Messages from the Microsoft Outlook mail program may arrive with an attachment of winmail.dat if your mail program is not set up to manage email in the Microsoft Outlook Text Format.

This Rich Text Format can show different text styles and colors within a message, unlike plain-text formatting. The winmail.dat file possesses the Text information for the message, but will not open normally.

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The content or data in a “winmail.dat” file is of no use. You may receive this file as attachment to an email message. This happens when someone sent you an email using the Office Outlook email client and the format of the message is in RTF or Rich Text format. You may receive this file because Office Outlook uses it when sending a message in Rich Text format.

The content of the message may be changed during transport, preventing the receiving client from being able to read the formatting instructions. In different cases, the receiving client does not recognize the “winmail.dat” file or doesn’t use it. To fix the problem, ask the sender of the email to re-send the message in plain text format. The default format of the message can be changed by following this.

In Microsoft Office Outlook, click “Tools,” “Options,” and then “Mail Format.” In “Compose in this message format,” select “Plain Text” then click “OK.”

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