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Why does Outlook Express hide attachments from one Sender

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Ferrell, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. Ferrell

    Ferrell Flightless Bird

    My home Outlook Express email hides attachments from my work Outlook
    email account/address. The email message shows up fine, but with no
    appearance of an attachment (no paper clip, no x'd out box, nothing).
    My home OE receives attachments from others at the office just fine.
    To bypass this, at work I send emails with attachments to a co-worker,
    and have the co-worker forward that message to my home OE; which
    arrives just fine.
    I say "hides attachments" because if from OE I view the Properties of
    the message, and Message Source, I see reference to the attachment,
    and the message size reflects the attachment. So I believe the
    attachments make the trip - but is somehow hidden by my local OE.
    I've tried sending plain text, HTML, and rich text. All show up fine
    - but no attachment.
    My work email address is not a blocked sender on my home OE.
    My work email address is defined in my home OE address book.
    My home OE is 6.00.2900.5512 running on Windows XP 5.1 Service Pack 3.
    Obviously, I'd like to fix this problem and be able to receive
    attachments from myself at home. Help!?
     
  2. Gordon

    Gordon Flightless Bird

    "Ferrell" <FShaffer@austin.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:4a0560b1-4556-46f3-bd1e-0449c576bf51@i39g2000yqm.googlegroups.com...
    > My home Outlook Express email hides attachments from my work Outlook
    > email account/address. The email message shows up fine, but with no
    > appearance of an attachment (no paper clip, no x'd out box, nothing).
    > My home OE receives attachments from others at the office just fine.
    > To bypass this, at work I send emails with attachments to a co-worker,
    > and have the co-worker forward that message to my home OE; which
    > arrives just fine.
    > I say "hides attachments" because if from OE I view the Properties of
    > the message, and Message Source, I see reference to the attachment,
    > and the message size reflects the attachment. So I believe the
    > attachments make the trip - but is somehow hidden by my local OE.
    > I've tried sending plain text, HTML, and rich text. All show up fine
    > - but no attachment.
    > My work email address is not a blocked sender on my home OE.
    > My work email address is defined in my home OE address book.
    > My home OE is 6.00.2900.5512 running on Windows XP 5.1 Service Pack 3.
    > Obviously, I'd like to fix this problem and be able to receive
    > attachments from myself at home. Help!?


    I expect that your Outlook at work is sending using Rich text email format.
    Try changing it to Plain Text.

    On a different note do you have permission from your employer to download
    work emails on your home computer? (Just drawing your attention to what
    could get a bit sticky if you haven't....)
     
  3. T Shadow

    T Shadow Flightless Bird

    "Gordon" <gordonbparker@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:uWL1CXYsKHA.6140@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >
    > "Ferrell" <FShaffer@austin.rr.com> wrote in message
    > news:4a0560b1-4556-46f3-bd1e-0449c576bf51@i39g2000yqm.googlegroups.com...
    >> My home Outlook Express email hides attachments from my work Outlook
    >> email account/address. The email message shows up fine, but with no
    >> appearance of an attachment (no paper clip, no x'd out box, nothing).
    >> My home OE receives attachments from others at the office just fine.
    >> To bypass this, at work I send emails with attachments to a co-worker,
    >> and have the co-worker forward that message to my home OE; which
    >> arrives just fine.
    >> I say "hides attachments" because if from OE I view the Properties of
    >> the message, and Message Source, I see reference to the attachment,
    >> and the message size reflects the attachment. So I believe the
    >> attachments make the trip - but is somehow hidden by my local OE.
    >> I've tried sending plain text, HTML, and rich text. All show up fine
    >> - but no attachment.
    >> My work email address is not a blocked sender on my home OE.
    >> My work email address is defined in my home OE address book.
    >> My home OE is 6.00.2900.5512 running on Windows XP 5.1 Service Pack 3.
    >> Obviously, I'd like to fix this problem and be able to receive
    >> attachments from myself at home. Help!?

    >
    > I expect that your Outlook at work is sending using Rich text email
    > format. Try changing it to Plain Text.
    >


    Correct except it's HTML. I strip this out by saving the message with "save
    as" then loading that file into notepad/wordpad and removing everything from
    below:

    ************************************************************************************

    This is a multipart message in MIME format.

    ------=_NextPart_000_0018_01CAB0AB.752BA050
    Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
    boundary="----=_NextPart_001_0019_01CAB0AB.752BA050"


    ------=_NextPart_001_0019_01CAB0AB.752BA050
    Content-Type: text/plain;
    charset="utf-8"
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

    <<<<<<<<<<<<<SNIP HERE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    But in ALL of the Eagle Family,
    None is a more beautiful, than
    The Spread Eagle...

    <<HTML STUFF>>

    </body>

    </html>

    <<<<<<<<<<<<<TO HERE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Just above the header for the file(s). Can be quite long. The file "text" is
    noticable by it's shear block size.

    Then save the file. Quit notepad/wordpad then open the file. Voila! The
    attachments will be visible. If it doesn't work just start over until you
    get the correct parts out.

    Even if it doesn't work for this it should help others. Lots easier doing
    slideshows on the desktop than in an .eml. :^b
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    [crosspost to OE General]

    Short answer: OE cannot deal with OL's RichText or HTML formatting properly,
    especially when there's an attachment. Request that any OL users only send
    messages to you in Plain Text format.
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    Ferrell wrote:
    > My home Outlook Express email hides attachments from my work Outlook
    > email account/address. The email message shows up fine, but with no
    > appearance of an attachment (no paper clip, no x'd out box, nothing).
    > My home OE receives attachments from others at the office just fine.
    > To bypass this, at work I send emails with attachments to a co-worker,
    > and have the co-worker forward that message to my home OE; which
    > arrives just fine.
    > I say "hides attachments" because if from OE I view the Properties of
    > the message, and Message Source, I see reference to the attachment,
    > and the message size reflects the attachment. So I believe the
    > attachments make the trip - but is somehow hidden by my local OE.
    > I've tried sending plain text, HTML, and rich text. All show up fine
    > - but no attachment.
    > My work email address is not a blocked sender on my home OE.
    > My work email address is defined in my home OE address book.
    > My home OE is 6.00.2900.5512 running on Windows XP 5.1 Service Pack 3.
    > Obviously, I'd like to fix this problem and be able to receive
    > attachments from myself at home. Help!?
     
  5. Bernd

    Bernd Flightless Bird

    -------- Original-Nachricht --------

    > My home Outlook Express email hides attachments from my work Outlook
    > email account/address. The email message shows up fine, but with no
    > appearance of an attachment (no paper clip, no x'd out box, nothing).
    > My home OE receives attachments from others at the office just fine.
    > To bypass this, at work I send emails with attachments to a co-worker,
    > and have the co-worker forward that message to my home OE; which
    > arrives just fine.
    > I say "hides attachments" because if from OE I view the Properties of
    > the message, and Message Source, I see reference to the attachment,
    > and the message size reflects the attachment. So I believe the
    > attachments make the trip - but is somehow hidden by my local OE.
    > I've tried sending plain text, HTML, and rich text. All show up fine
    > - but no attachment.
    > My work email address is not a blocked sender on my home OE.
    > My work email address is defined in my home OE address book.
    > My home OE is 6.00.2900.5512 running on Windows XP 5.1 Service Pack 3.
    > Obviously, I'd like to fix this problem and be able to receive
    > attachments from myself at home. Help!?


    Don't send RTF.
    It can be set recipient specific:

    Cited from
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/138053

    Addresses in the Personal Address Book
    End users can modify the Internet addresses in a personal address book
    (PA8) to prevent sending RTF information by clicking to clear the Always
    Send To This Recipient In Microsoft Exchange Rich-Text Format check box
    in the SMTP - Address property page of the Internet address in the PAB.
    To obtain the properties of an entry in the PAB, click the entry, and
    then on the File menu, click Properties.

    Bernd
     
  6. Gordon

    Gordon Flightless Bird

    "Bernd" <fake@gmx.de> wrote in message
    news:eYpDLRbsKHA.4428@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >
    > Addresses in the Personal Address Book
    > End users can modify the Internet addresses in a personal address book
    > (PA8)


    Outlook hasn't used a PAB since Outlook 2000.........
     

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