[esd-l] Inline attachments.

Smart, Dan SmartD at VMCMAIL.com
Tue Jan 31 10:17:44 PST 2006

A user received what should have been a PowerPoint and PDF files as ATT####.DAT files.

I found the following on this issue...
The attachment is named FILE.EXT, C.DTF, ATT0001.DAT (the number may vary as can the DAT) or xxxx.ATT (the xxxx varies). The original file name got lost during forwarding of the message or it was intended as an in-line attachment with no name and the receiving mail program or a server or mail program along the way doesn't support inline attachments and so generated a name. You will need to save the attachment, determine its correct file type and rename it. You may need to contact the sender to determine the correct file type. For some additional information, see the Identifying Attachment File Types section. This could also be part of an AppleDouble attachment (see Macintosh Notes).

Could this be an inline attachment? Is Sanitizer doing this? And is there a way to stop it for a sender, recipient, etc.


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