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Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by enialreve, Mar 16, 2015.

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  1. enialreve

    enialreve Thread Starter

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    when I send attachment in windows live mail, it appears as a ImKEf6eV1E95a77UQ.jpg[1_6.dat file and recipients cannot view it.
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Why are you sending the attachment as a .dat? Why not tell the recipients what program created the file?

    You could at least give them a fighting chance by sending them this link (if they are using Windows): How to Read and Open .DAT Files in Windows.
     
  3. vembutech

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    Hi,

    Try repairing Windows Live Mail to isolate if the issue was caused by corrupted Mail related files. Here's how:

    1.Press Windows + R, type AppWiz.cpl, click OK.
    2. Select Windows Live Essentials, click Remove.
    3. Click Repair all Windows Essentials Programs.
     
  4. enialreve

    enialreve Thread Starter

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    I send attachments as Jpeg and they change themselfs and I have tried to repair windows essentials but that has not worked
     
  5. plodr

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    Then tell the recipients to download the attachment, remove the part after jpg. The computer will throw up a warning which can be ignored, then the picture can be opened.
     
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