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Can't read attachments from emails

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by barbaranna, Feb 19, 2008.

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  1. barbaranna

    barbaranna Thread Starter

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    Evertime I try to open an attachement from a friendly email, I open it and it just shows all this mombo jumbo writing.Not the actual thing. Is there something I can check to see if it should be checked to make it work. I use windows xp and verizon with msn if the internet provider.
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  2. brian232

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    Have you tried downloading the file instead of opening it (save to disk) Then opening it on your computer?
     
  3. Tufenuf

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    barbaranna, What is the file extension(s) of the attachments and what program are you using to open them?

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  4. barbaranna

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    Well I don't know much about computers. When I open the email and it has an attachment , I right click where it says open, it checks for viruses and opens but it only shows sentences and numbers and etc.
     
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    What is the file name and three letter extension of the attached file?
     
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