Exchange 2003 winmail.dat

  • From: "Craig A. Weil" <craig_weil@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2005 12:26:02 -0800

Hi all,

About a week ago we added an Exchange 2003 server to our organization with 
plans to move our current users from our Exchange 2000 server.  All the 
prerequisites for adding this second server (including the tests recommended 
before install) were met and the install ation went well.  As is the case with 
most new implementations, I was the guinnea pig and moved my mailbox over to 
the new server (2003) and I continued to receive emails as normal.

I was informed recently that when I send an email with an attachment or (god 
forbid) a stationery background to a user for which their mailbox still resides 
on the Exchange 2000 server, the email appears with a winmail.dat file in the 
Attachments section and the body of the message is missing.  When a user on the 
E2K server sends me emails with attachments or backgrounds, I receive them fine.

Any ideas or solutions?



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