Fix the winmail.dat attachment issue in Microsoft Outlook 2003 on Windows XP- Method 1
Are you receiving winmail.dat attachments on your Microsoft Outlook 2003 account? You receive an e-mail message containing winmail.dat an attachment if the e-mail message is sent by a user using Microsoft Outlook. In addition to this, you may also receive winmail.dat attachment if the format of the message is in different format i.e. Rich Text format and the receive fails to recognize it. Well this problem can be fixed by using the plain text format.
Here’s how you can fix the issue where e-mail recipients receive winmail.dat attachments included in received e-mail messages in Outlook 2003 on your system by using plain text format. This article will prove to be beneficial if you are using Microsoft Outlook 2003 on a Windows XP-based PC.
Solution to the problem
1. Open Outlook.
2. Now on the ‘Tools’ menu, click ‘Options’.
3. Click on ‘Mail Format’.
4. In ‘Compose in this message format’, click to select ‘Plain Text’.
5. Click ‘OK’.
In order to avoid the issue, it is feasible if the sender of the e-mail message change the format of the message.
For better understanding on the above mentioned steps, you can also go through our comprehensive video solution given below.