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Can't read attachments from emails

Discussion in 'Web & Email' 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. kiwiguy

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    Each attachment should only be opened in the software package that created it.

    For instance, a .doc attachment would open in Word, or Open Office or Wordpad.

    An .xls attachment needs Excel or open office.

    A .jpg needs to be opened with any image editor.

    If you use notepad or similar, then you will see pages of garbage text.

    Please tell us what the full name of the attachment is, and what software you are using to open it with.
     
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