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    PDF Email Attachments

    When I get a PDF attachment to an email, the attachment gets a generic "win mail.dat" name and will not open. Is there a way to fix this?

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    Sounds like it isn't the right type of PDF, a.k.a. It is a special type. Like it has certain password protection or it was made with a weird program.


    Let's ask f4780y.
    (second time today I needed his help )

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    Thanks for the reply.
    Actually it is not a special type of PDF file. It is one of my own.
    I tried something someone else suggested

    I sent myself two emails with the same PDF file attached

    I sent one in "plain text" format. That one came through on my iPad with the PDF already opened in the body of the email. It was no longer an attachment.

    I sent one in "HTML" format and that one came to my iPad as an attachment , but the name was changed to "win mail.dat" ,there was no PDF icon, and only empty box. When I tried to open it , it won't open.

    By the way, both emails came to my PC using MS Outlook with no problem......as regular PDF attachments which open normally. Since I can't dictate what format people send me, what can I do to be able to open all PDFs no matter what format?

    Anyone else having this problem?


    Thanks

    Ken


    Quote Originally Posted by grayshark95
    Sounds like it isn't the right type of PDF, a.k.a. It is a special type. Like it has certain password protection or it was made with a weird program.

    Let's ask f4780y.
    (second time today I needed his help )

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    I have the same problem on my wife iPad and iPhone.
    When i send her PDF file she got win mail.dat.
    But if I send the PDF to my iPhone or iPad I get it as PDF.


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