#674 ✓closed
Charles Clements


Reported by Charles Clements | March 14th, 2014 @ 08:20 PM

I receive Outlook inline pasted attachments as "winmail.dat" attachments that do not open correctly. When I was using Apple Mail, I used an add-on called Attachment Tamer that would process these correctly. Is there any way to configure MailMate to handle these?

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  • benny

    benny March 15th, 2014 @ 03:48 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “cantreproduce”

    MailMate actually has winmail.dat handling built-in. Any attachments should be auto-expanded and shown within the message view. Could you send me an example message using “Help ▸ Send Feedback”? You can use “Message ▸ Forward as Attachment” or “Message ▸ Redirect” (if you are using the latest beta).

  • benny

    benny March 15th, 2014 @ 04:04 PM

    • State changed from “cantreproduce” to “reproduced”

    Thanks for the example. I can reproduce the issue and I'll look into it.

  • benny

    benny March 15th, 2014 @ 06:49 PM

    Are you sure this winmail.dat file actually contains anything? (This is not always the case.)

  • benny

    benny March 16th, 2014 @ 01:48 PM

    • State changed from “reproduced” to “closed”

    I've added that MailMate shows a comment in the message even if no attachments are found within the attached winmail.dat file. Let me know if you have a message for which you know an attachment can be extracted from the winmail.dat file, but MailMate fails to do so.

  • marcbb

    marcbb April 29th, 2014 @ 09:51 PM


    Not sure if I should open a new ticket, I came across this, just received an email with a 700KB winmail.dat attachment that MailMate doesn't extract.
    I'm using version 4199, I think it's the latest.

    I can forward it to you if you need.


  • benny

    benny April 29th, 2014 @ 10:14 PM

    Thanks, you can send it using “Help ▸ Send Feedback” and I'll look into it.

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